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The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo

Le Havre’s skyline from the sea
A multi-faceted city, and a phoenix that rose from the ashes after a dark month in September 1944. A seaside resort, industrial centre, and port... all in concrete designed by the greatest contemporary architects. And that's not to mention the special kind of light it enjoys, which has long inspired the great impressionist painters. Nestling between the Channel and the Seine estuary, Le Havre has a special location on the northern French coast.
The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
Franciscopolis

In giant’s steps, the Royal de Luxe is flooding the main arteries of Le Havre with its poetry.

The seafront

Under dramatic skies and beautiful light, the pebble beach is the place to sit and contemplate the horizon.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
The seafront

Under dramatic skies and beautiful light, the pebble beach is the place to sit and contemplate the horizon.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
Auguste Perret’s Architecture

A listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, the omnipresent concrete architecture can be visited on a tour of the city’s main roads.
https://www.lehavretourisme.com/en

The Niemeyer Cultural Centre

An architectural UFO in concrete, all volumes and curves. A space for living and for culture.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
The Niemeyer Cultural Centre

An architectural UFO in concrete, all volumes and curves. A space for living and for culture.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
The André Malraux modern art museum

Here, light takes centre stage, illuminating the Impressionist works and showing off the architecture to best effect.

Le Havre’s port

The fishing, boating and cruising industries converge in Le Havre.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
Le Havre’s port

The fishing, boating and cruising industries converge in Le Havre.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
The hanging gardens

Appropriately named! Half way between sky and sea, they afford panoramic views of the entire city. In summer, music meets botany at the “Moz’aïques” festival.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
Concerts and sporting events

On the beach’s main esplanade, nestled between the Porte Océane and the pebbles.

Catène de containers

Usually neatly lined up on the docks or on board giant freight ships, here these multi-coloured containers seem to defy gravity.

The many Le Havre(s) of Lorenzo
Catène de containers

Usually neatly lined up on the docks or on board giant freight ships, here these multi-coloured containers seem to defy gravity.