Port of Le Havre

About Le Havre, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Le Havre, Normandy, France)

The port is a 10-minute trip by road from the town centre, where Le Havre's picturesque low skyline makes the sea visible from almost every street. Street markets add to the enchantment, while the main shopping area is around the pedestrianised streets of the Quartier Grande Centre.

There is a vast array of appealing cafés, restaurants and bars around town, but if you prefer a nice walk, a lazy stroll around town or a trip to the nearby beaches provide a good chance to stretch you legs and take in the scenery.

What to Do in Le Havre

Le Havre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with its lush avenues, architecture and natural beauty, it's easy to see why. Right next to the harbour you'll find the recently renovated Musée Malraux; a design feat in itself, the interior exhibits some interesting art pieces from the 16th century. Buildings such as Granville Priory date back to the 11th century and the Montgeon Forest offers a natural setting, which lovers of fresh air and nature will appreciate no end. Le Havre town centre is also good for a walk, with idyllic views of the two-tone sea and sky horizon at every turn. Le Havre has a number of nice beaches to bathe or stroll on and nearby, the limestone cliffs of the coast make for a great picnic spot.

Relaxing in Le Havre is easy. Take your pick from a large amount of authentic northern French cafés, restaurants and patisseries. If you prefer to relax in other ways, Le Havre has some good golf courses.

Tourist Attractions

Le Havre's tourist attractions are more abound than a lot of port towns in Europe. The town is very arts oriented, with a prestigious arts centre and a fine arts museum and gallery (Musée Malraux) as well as history museums. The Church of St Joseph, and Granville Priory are fine examples of religious architecture and history dating as far back as the 11th century.

Walking can be relaxing and enjoyable in and around Le Havre. The town's quaint avenues, shopping markets, yachting harbour and esplanade make for a pleasant stroll around town, while nearby beaches are also good for walking or bathing. The Montgeon Forest in the centre of town is another alternative.

In Le Havre, scuba diving, windsurfing, golf and beach sports are also available for those with a lot of energy to burn.

Le Havre Port

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