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  • 1 Ship-owner's house Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    3 quai i de l'Île F - 76600 Le Havre

    This late 18C house, built for his personal use by the city's architect and hydrant officer, Mr Thibault, was bought by a ship-owner (hence its name) in the early 19C and it miraculously survived the bombing of 1945. Its five circular storeys, each e..

  • 2 Église St-Joseph Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    134 bd François-1er F - 76600 Le Havre

    The sobriety of the lines of this reinforced concrete building surmounted by an octagonal 109m high bell tower is characteristic of the Perret style. The interior effect with the squares is extremely eye-catching. The base of the bell-tower, forming ..

  • 3 Port of Le Havre Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Port Autonome F - 76600 Le Havre

    With the restoration of its docks and the recent architectural additions of Jean Nouvel, Le Harve is now renowned as a place of cutting-edge building design as well as a resort and port. Since the opening of Port 2000 in 2006, Le Havre can accommodat..

  • 4 Malraux Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    2 bd Clemenceau F - 76600 Le Havre

    This art gallery focuses on the work of two of Le Havre's artists: Eugène Boudin (1824-1898), who Baudelaire called "king of skies", represented by 200 pictures of his favourite subjects (local landscapes and beach scenes); and Raoul Dufy (..

  • 5 Avenue Foch Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue du Maréchal-Foch F - 76600 Le Havre

    The Ocean gateway opens onto the wide straight avenue along the sea-front bordered by geometric buildings and brightened by shady lawns and modern sculptures . In the middle, there is a memorial which recalls the victims of the Deportation and those ..

  • 6 Model apartment of Auguste Perret Interesting

    Museums and art

    181 r. de Paris F - 76600 Le Havre

    A fine reconstitution of the show flat that Auguste Perret presented at the 1947 World Fair and two years later to the inhabitants of Le Havre whose town was to be rebuilt. The visit illustrates the architect's project and his desire for rationalised..

  • 7 Espace Oscar-Niemeyer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Général-de-Gaulle F - 76600 Le Havre

    Oscar Niemeyer built a cultural centre, the biggest building of which (Grand Volcan) is home to a theatre, cinema halls and exhibitions.

  • 8 Rue de Paris

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue de Paris F - 76600 Le Havre

    Under the archways of this street which look onto the Town hall, many shops attract the attention of passers by.

  • 9 Digue Nord

    Nature and gardens

    bd Clemenceau F - 76600 Le Havre

    The Sea wall protects the sailing port and provides a good view over the outer harbour from one end.

  • 10 Sémaphore

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    chaussée John-Kennedy F - 76600 Le Havre

    The Semaphore accommodates radar, radio and telegraph. From the end of the jetty you have a good view over the port entrance and of the flow of sea-craft.

  • 11 Cathédrale Notre-Dame

    Religious buildings

    Rue de Paris F - 76600 Le Havre

    This cathedral was built from 1575 to 1630. The North Portal is called the Hail Mary, due to the inscription above the Flamboyant rose window. Inside you can see the huge organs (1637), which were a present from Richelieu, the reason for the Cardinal..

  • 12 Muséum d'Histoire naturelle

    Museums and art

    pl. du Vieux-Marché F - 76600 Le Havre

    In addition to ornithology and mineralogy, this museum harbours an interesting collection of works by the naturalist painter Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846)

  • 13 Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 76600 Le Havre

    It is lined with three-storey buildings with terraced roofs and ten-storey towers, and has great walking spaces in the midst of superb beds of flowers and original fountains. At the foot of the town hall massif made of bare concrete, overlooked by a ..

  • 14 Plage

    Nature and gardens

    bd Albert-1er F - 76600 Le Havre

    This very long sandy pebble beach stretches from the North sea-wall on the Hève headland. From the sea-wall promenade (the people of Le Havre prefer to call it the «maritime boulevard»), you have good views of the Seine estuary.

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