River Baroness Cruise Photos
From: Uniworld River Baroness cruise review
Day 5: Honfleur and Caudebec-en-Caux (3)
The morning's rain went away during lunch, and by early afternoon, the skies were partly clear in Caudebec-en-Caux. (This photo shows the mast of River Baroness and the town's waterfront.)
Just ahead of our mooring, a ferry was tied up with the Pont du Brotonne suspension bridge in the background.
When we went ashore after lunch, we saw a row of mountain bikes on the floating pier. (River Baroness carries bicycles and Nordic walking poles for use by passengers.)
From the offshore platform, two short footbridges led to the town. (The "slippery surface" warning sign looked like a placard in an ice-skating rink.)
Two hotels with restaurants were on the waterfront,
immediately next to the floating pier: the
Normhotel and the
Hotel de Normandie.
Straight ahead, the Rue de la Poissonnerie and the Rue des Belles Femmes ("Street of Beautiful Women") led to the town center and the Notre-Dame Church.
We turned right and walked along the waterfront, where the local Mairie had built an attractive promenade.
From the promenade, we had a good view of Seine Princess and River Baroness, which still were moored side by side.
The city authorities had thoughtfully provided a self-cleaning unisex public toilet that was accessible by wheelchair users.
The Caudebec-en-Caux Tourist Office was another block or two east along the waterfront. Inside, the helpful manager gave us a free map of the town.
Heading back in the other direction, we found the Hôtel de Ville or town hall just west of the pier.
Beyond the town hall was the Musée de la Marine (Maritime Museum), which was closed during our visit.
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