The Magnifik Parade in Le Havre

Published on September 28, 2017
  • Eye-catching, larger-than-life characters tell you the stories behind Le Havre’s most iconic locations.

    Magnifik Parade! - © Jacob Khrist

    Eye-catching, larger-than-life characters tell you the stories behind Le Havre’s most iconic locations.

    Magnifik Parade! - © Jacob Khrist

  • Preparation began as soon as breakfast was over...

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    Preparation began as soon as breakfast was over...

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  • …and it took us almost 10 hours, with help from hairdressing and fashion students from local colleges.

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    …and it took us almost 10 hours, with help from hairdressing and fashion students from local colleges.

    © Jacob Khrist

  • Designed by Fanny Bouyagui, the costumes tell the story of the city’s unique architecture.

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    Designed by Fanny Bouyagui, the costumes tell the story of the city’s unique architecture.

    © Jacob Khrist

  • A parade of Pop Art Pierrots and Harlequins marches to the beat of the drums.

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    A parade of Pop Art Pierrots and Harlequins marches to the beat of the drums.

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  • A Glam Punk tribute to the architect Auguste Perret and his Saint-Joseph’s Church.

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    A Glam Punk tribute to the architect Auguste Perret and his Saint-Joseph’s Church.

    © Jacob Khrist

  • The Magnifik Parade goes on, along the tramlines… Next stop: the beach!

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    The Magnifik Parade goes on, along the tramlines… Next stop: the beach!

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  • At the end of the parade we found the sea, music, and a hint of summer.

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    At the end of the parade we found the sea, music, and a hint of summer.

    © Jacob Khrist

  • Un été au Havre (Summer in Le Havre) runs until 8 October 2017. See you there?

    © Jacob Khrist

    Un été au Havre (Summer in Le Havre) runs until 8 October 2017. See you there?

    © Jacob Khrist

The Magnifik Parade in Le Havre le havre fr

Once in a while, summer comes early to Normandy. On 27 May Le Havre kicked off a summer season packed with festivities, creativity, music, exhibitions, and performances to celebrate its 500-year anniversary. So come with us and get lost in the Magnifik Parade du Havre!

 

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