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Sightseeing in Le Havre - what to see. Complete travel guide

Le Havre, front de mer Sud. Havre is a city on the north of France, in the mouth of Seine, and on the bank of English Channel. The population of the city estimated 188 thousand of people in 2009. The date of the city’s foundation is 1517. At that time Havre was a port city built instead of a small village of fishermen. During World War II Havre was severely damaged, but then it was completely renovated. However, because of this fact there are not many old buildings here.
Le Havre is a perfect place for fans of resorts and beach rest. All the local beaches are well equipped and are perfect for sports entertainment. Warm and calm sea makes this place … Open
When translated from French, the word “Havre” means “haven”. The name speaks for itself as Havre is an important port city of France, the second largest one in the country. Besides the fact Havre is a large port and trading center of France, this city is famous for its well-developed oil-processing, cement, cotton, chemical industries and ship building.
Among the main sights of Havre are Prieure Museum, built in the Roman style Saint-Sauveur Abbey, and gothic Graville that exhibits a collection of cult artifacts from XVI-XX centuries. The museum of the medieval sculpture offers a collection of living houses models from different periods of time, starting from ancient times. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
A trip to gastronomic establishments of Havre will definitely bring a lot of pleasure to fans of French cuisine. However, fans of other culinary traditions will also find a suitable place … Open
There are only few churches that survived up to our times. Among them are Notre Dame Church, and Church of St. Josef – built in XX century it traditionally amazes visitors by a combination of neo gothic style and functional architecture. You can also visit the museum of Old Havre, Museum of Natural History, Marine Museum, and Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux.
Travellers seeking entertainment will surely like the local channel that is located in the central part of Havre. You can make a ride here on small boats that organize excursions.

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City tours, excursions and tickets in Le Havre and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Le Havre
♥   Castle 'Château de Orcher' Seine-Maritime, 8.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Tancarville' Seine-Maritime, 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Fécamp' Seine-Maritime, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Ételan' Seine-Maritime, 35.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Crèvecœur' Cantal, 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Le Havre
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Boucles de la Seine normande' , 39.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Normandie-Maine' , 106.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Perche' , 128.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Le Havre and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux' Le Havre, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Le Havre from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Pont Gustave-Flaubert

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
The complete lift of the moving part of the bridge to the height of 55 meters takes about 12 minutes. Many people gather to watch this magical show. The bridge is irreplaceable for the urban infrastructure. Some 50,000 cars are driven daily. For the tourists, the bridge is just as important, as it opens the magnificent panorama of the Seine and the picturesque coasts. The architects Michel Virlogeux and Aymeric Zubléna are the authors of the design of the unusual bridge, which is today one of the most important landmarks of Rouen. The realization of her grandiose project cost about 155 million euros. … Read further
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