Rendez-vous in Le Havre

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    As well as being the main seaport for Paris and centrally positioned for visiting Normandy, Le Havre offers something for every visitor, whatever your

    Make the most of your stop in this many-faceted maritime metropolis by exploring the seaside resort of Sainte-Adresse, soaking up the medieval atmosphere of Harfleur and Montivilliers, thinking green thoughts in the green setting of the Hanging Gardens, learning about the Le Havre's sea trade tradition in the Shipowner's House, or admiring the modern architecture that earned Le Havre a place on  UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites − if you can resist the lure of the beach and seafront promenade with their inviting café terraces.

    The maritime metropolis of Le Havre − a stop you'll want to come back to!

    Major Events

    • Jacques Vabre Transatlantic Race (October - Odd years): departure of monohulls and multihulls. 
    • Fête de la Scie - Medieval event (end of March - beginning of April - Harfleur): medieval celebration in the city centre of Harfleur
    • Exhibition on the beach huts (from May to September - Le Havre): exhibition on the beach huts all along the seafront promenade
    • Dixie days (end of May - Sainte-Adresse): Jazz festival along the beach
    • Les Z'estivales (from the beginning of July to the end of August): every weekend, on the beach in Le Havre: events, street art, gigs, open air circus shows, wandering shows, workshops ... 
    • Corsiflor (the third Sunday of August): procession of flower-decked floats in the streets of the city centre of Le Havre. 
    • Sea Festival (first Weekend of september): events and celebration revolving around one theme: the Sea. In the neighbourhood of Le Havre: Saint François. 
    • MuMa Exhibitions : several exhibitions in the Musée d'Art moderne André Malraux the first impressionist collection of France outside Paris

    Come to Le Havre

    • By car: Paris (A13), Amiens (A29).
    • By train: Paris (2h).
    • By plane: Le Havre airport, Deauville airport (42 km), Beauvais airport (170 km) ; Paris airports (Orly 205 km - Roissy 215 km).
    • By boat: Le Havre - Portsmouth


    Office de Tourisme du Havre
    186 boulevard Clemenceau
    BP 649
    76059 Le Havre Cedex - France
    Tél.: 00 (33)2 32 74 04 04 - Fax: 00 (33)2 35 42 38 39

Things to see

Point of interest

  • © OT Honfleur / J. Radanovic

    Honfleur is like no other port on earth. Discover a medieval town, with a great maritime history, and one of the birthplaces of Impressionism.
  • © Ville de Deauville

    Built upon a few acres of marshland and dunes 150 years ago, Deauville is today one of the most memorable seaside resort and business tourism place of its area.
  • © Golf Barrière de Deauville

    Found on Mount Canisy, 4km from Deauville, this golf course overlooks the town and offers a stunning, unique view of the sea and surrounding countryside of Normandy.
  • © Lucien Barrière

    Here is a golf course designed in the best of British tradition. Two winding courses at the mercy of lake water-hazards, and lifted by the soft hills of the wooded countryside.
  • © Juno Beach Centre

    The name Juno Beach signifies some of the Canadian force's greatest sacrifice in the name of the Liberation of France.
  • © Calvados Tourism

    The Caen Memorial will immerse you in 20th century history, from World War II to the Cold War.
  • © Boats in the "Solitaire du Figaro" race, in the first leg linking Caen to Ireland.

    Caen: a destination where land and sea meet.
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    The Abbaye d'Ardenne was the scene of a dark page in history of D-Day.
  • © P. Berthé. Centre des monumentsnationaux. Paris

    This charming abbey, which has once again housed a community of Benedictine monks since 1948, features some of the finest ecclesiastical architecture of the 17th and 18th century.