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Culture of Le Havre. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

City Center in Le Havre Le Havre is famous for its numerous tourist attractions. In this city you will find a huge number of museums and galleries. There are many religious sites and ancient buildings here. Sainte Honorine Church is among the oldest buildings of the city. There is also a monastery near the church, and tourists are certainly recommended to visit it. These buildings were built back in the 11th century. Both buildings were restored in the beginning of the 20th century. After a large-scale reconstruction work a part of the buildings was converted into a museum. Nowadays the museum exhibits collections of sculptures of a religious nature, various paintings and designs of ancient residences.
Le Havre is primarily known as a large port - one of the largest in all of Europe. However, it is also one of the most beautiful cities not only in France but in the world. Local residents … Open
Fans of theater will be interested in visiting Volcano Cultural Centre. In addition to a theater the complex includes a modern cinema with 1200 seats. The building of the center is very interesting from an architectural point of view. It is built in the shape of a volcano and is painted in white.
Without a doubt, Notre-Dame Cathedral is the permanent symbol of Le Havre. This magnificent cathedral was built in the first half of the 16th century. During its long history the building was reconstructed many times and so it has completely changed its look. The only element that has remained from the original cathedral is a bell tower built in 1520. The facade of the building, which visitors can see today, is made in accordance with best traditions of Baroque style. Starting from 1974 Notre Dame Cathedral has become the residence of bishop. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
The local town hall is an excellent example of modern architecture. It is located next to the main square of Le Havre. The height of the building is 60 meters. Its roof is equipped with a large observation deck. A part of the premises of the town hall has been converted into a historical museum, which tells visitors about the most important events in the history of the city. Ship owner’s House is one more interesting museum. This is a beautiful mansion, which was built in the 18th century.
The rooms of the house feature beautiful antique furniture, decor items made of precious metals and an interesting collection of exhibits. There is also an excellent library in the mansion, which was bequeathed by the merchant to his children. Among the exhibits present here you will see models of ancient buildings and ships, various historical documents and personal belongings of the owner. St. Joseph Church belongs architectural monuments of later period. It was built just after the Second World War in the memory of dead civilians. The height of the tower of the church is 107 meters. Ships that come to the port city are guided by the tower as a beacon.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Le Havre and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Le Havre
♥   Palace 'Château d’Ételan' , 35.9 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
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Le Havre
♥   Carmel de Lisieux, Lisieux, 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Sainte-Thérèse, Lisieux, 40.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrance, Douvres-la-Délivrande, 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de la Couture, Bernay, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Le Havre and near

Pont Gustave-Flaubert

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
In Rouen, on the Seine river is the highest drawbridge in the world - Gustave-Flaubert bridge. Their general height is 91 meters, the bridge construction is quite unusual. This is a vertical drawbridge, which is why it got the unofficial name 'the elevator bridge'. The length of the pulling part of the bridge is 116 meters, and its general extent is much greater and reaches 670 meters. … Read further
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The new hotel has a truly exclusive address – 100 Princess Street or the site of the former Overseas League. This place still has the atmosphere of adventures and great Scottish explorers, for many of which the League was their second home. Red Carnation could hardly find a better place for their debut hotel in Edinburgh. Read this

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Le Havre

Culture guide to Le Havre. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Le Havre: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Le Havre. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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