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

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 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
When translated from French, the word “Havre” means “harbour”. 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
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 … 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.

For all who want to explore the most unusual attractions of Le Havre, it is worth visiting the ship owner’s house. This luxurious five-story mansion was built in the late 18th century. The family of the wealthy merchant Martin Pierre Fosh owned this mansion for many years. Outwardly, this cumbersome strict building does not represent a special interest, while inside it, are hidden unique historical treasures. In the mansion, the setting of the past was restored as precisely as possible. Within its walls, a rich collection of antique furniture, works of art, and personal belongings of former owners are kept. Mock-ups of old ships are of particular interest. Also, in the historic mansion there is a large library.
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
A very unusual excursion site is the cultural center Vulcan. It occupies an original modern cone-shaped building. Within the walls of this original building, are the theater and the largest concert venue in the city. Part of the building is reserved for exhibitions. Recently, a state-of-the-art cinema was opened in the cultural center. Art lovers will definitely like the Museum of modern art Andre Malraux, which presents an interesting collection of works of art from past centuries. Among the exhibits of the museum, there are masterpieces of world famous painters.
Those who like to stroll through outstanding historical sites should go to the Abbey of Graville-Sainte-Honorine. This ancient monastery was founded in the 11th century. For hundreds of years, the main part of the large-scale architectural complex completely collapsed. At the beginning of the 20th century, thanks to the efforts of talented architects, many buildings in the monastery were restored. Today, it is considered an outstanding architectural monument in the Romanesque style. In the building of the monastery today there is an interesting museum. Among its exhibits are unique Catholic relics, ancient icons, as well as archaeological artifacts discovered during the restoration of the monastery.
1. The central area of the city is very convenient to move on foot. A large part of central streets is closed for transport and is a pedestrian zone. Tourists who plan to rent a car should … Open
Nature lovers in Le Havre will not be bored. They should definitely visit the Japanese Garden, which is located near the waterfront. The design of this charming garden was attended by specialists from Japan. Despite the huge popularity, it continues to be one of the quietest and most peaceful places in the city.
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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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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The project organizers note that the new Kyoto hotel is perfect for both business and leisure. Just to remind you, the opening of the Roku Kyoto hotel took place in the city in 2021. The luxury hotel also never ceases to amaze guests with its exquisite atmosphere and variety of services. It is close to famous attractions like Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Shozan Resort Kyoto Pavilion is a short walk from the hotel. Read this


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