Le Havre

Walk around Le Havre

Le Havre’s city centre, rebuilt by the architect Auguste Perret, is the first urban area of the mid-20th century that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
At the Tourism Office of Le Havre you can ask for information about the city and enjoy theme guided tours organized by the Events and Heritage Service. Brochure available on the website..

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Le Volcan

The Volcano with its two curved volumes.
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L'appartement témoin

Rebuilt by Auguste Perret, it can be visited on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. Meeting point; Place de la Mairie (corner of Rue de Paris).
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The Church of St Joseph

St. Joseph's Church is the spiritual beacon of the villa, dedicated to the victims of the bombings and one of the most important works of art of the 20th century.
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Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is the oldest building in Le Havre and one of the few to have survived the Second World War. On the west side, the 17th century altarpieces and the organ, a gift from Richelieu, are particularly important.
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The Natural History Museum

The Museum of Natural History is located in a former courtroom from the 18th century. It presents collections of palaeontology, zoology and 8000 drawings and manuscripts of the naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur. A unique collection in the world!

Normandy: The beauty of history

During your stay in Le Havre, we recommend that you also visit the incredible towns and landscapes that are part of Norman history and culture. Below is a short guide to some of the places of interest in Normandy that are sure to delight you. Honfleur: a small maritime town which invites you to discover its picturesque little streets, its wooden facades and its impressionist heritage.
What to visit? The Vieux-Bassin, the Lieutenance, the Porte de Cane and the Chapelle Notre Dame de Grâce.


The singular shape of its cliffs invites the imagination. Staying here and watching for a while helps you understand why.
What to see: the cliffs, the "Trou à l'homme" and the old market.
Approximate distance from Le Havre: 30 km.


A real museum town with its magnificent half-timbered houses, small streets and gothic churches.
What to visit: The Big Clock, the Sublime House and the Joan of Arc Museum/Tower
Approximate distance from Le Havre: 90 km.


City of William the Conqueror, lively and bustling metropolis.
What to visit : The Caen Memorial, the Abbey of Men and the Castle.

Le Mont Saint-Michel

The "wonder of the West", surrounded by a magnificent bay, scene of the highest tides in Europe.
What to visit: the abbey of Mont Saint Michel, the historical museum and the illumination of the Mont every evening at sunset.
Approximate distance from Le Havre: 200 km.