Rendez-vous in Le Havre

  • © Fabrice Moley / OTAH

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  • Le Havre

    Le Havre

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  • © Fabrice Moley / OTAH

  • © Fabrice Moley / OTAH

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  • Le Havre : the Marina

    Le Havre : the Marina

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  • © Fabrice Moley / OTAH


    Le Havre is not only famous since it is the main seaport for Paris and has a good location for visiting Normandy, but is also a center of interest for its visitors. 

    If you want to spend your time and get a sense of history from this many-faceted place, it is important that you explore and visit the seaside resort of Sainte-Adresse, feel the medieval ambiance of Harfleur and Montivilliers, enjoy the unique freshness of the Hanging Gardens, know and get knowledge about the city’s trading traditions in Shipowner’s house or appreciating the modern structural designs which is the reason why Le Havre became part of the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites – if you can ignore the beauty of the beach and seafront promenade combined with the alluring café terraces.

    The marine metropolis of Le Havre – a vacation stop you will wish to come back again! 

    Major Events

    • Jacques Vabre Transatlantic Race (October - Odd years): departure of monohulls and multihulls. 
    • Fête de la Scie - Medieval event (end of March - beginning of April - Harfleur): medieval celebration in the city centre of Harfleur
    • Exhibition on the beach huts (from May to September - Le Havre): exhibition on the beach huts all along the seafront promenade
    • Dixie days (end of May - Sainte-Adresse): Jazz festival along the beach
    • Les Z'estivales (from the beginning of July to the end of August): every weekend, on the beach in Le Havre: events, street art, gigs, open air circus shows, wandering shows, workshops ... 
    • Corsiflor (the third Sunday of August): procession of flower-decked floats in the streets of the city centre of Le Havre. 
    • Sea Festival (first Weekend of september): events and celebration revolving around one theme: the Sea. In the neighbourhood of Le Havre: Saint François. 
    • MuMa Exhibitions : several exhibitions in the Musée d'Art moderne André Malraux the first impressionist collection of France outside Paris

    Come to Le Havre

    • By car: Paris (A13), Amiens (A29).
    • By train: Paris (2h).
    • By plane: Le Havre airport, Deauville airport (42 km), Beauvais airport (170 km) ; Paris airports (Orly 205 km - Roissy 215 km).
    • By boat: Le Havre - Portsmouth


    Office de Tourisme du Havre
    186 boulevard Clemenceau
    BP 649
    76059 Le Havre Cedex - France
    Tél.: 00 (33)2 32 74 04 04 - Fax: 00 (33)2 35 42 38 39

Things to see

Point of interest

  • Rendez-vous in Honfleur

    © OT Honfleur / J. Radanovic

    Honfleur is like no other port on earth. Discover a medieval town, with a great maritime history, and one of the birthplaces of Impressionism.
  • Built upon a few acres of marshland and dunes 150 years ago, Deauville is today one of the most memorable seaside resort and business tourism place of its area.
  • Barrière Golf Course in Deauville

    © Golf Barrière de Deauville

    Found on Mount Canisy, 4km from Deauville, this golf course overlooks the town and offers a stunning, unique view of the sea and surrounding countryside of Normandy.
  • Barrière Golf Course in Saint-Julien

    © Lucien Barrière

    Here is a golf course designed in the best of British tradition. Two winding courses at the mercy of lake water-hazards, and lifted by the soft hills of the wooded countryside.
  • Rendez-Vous in Lisieux

    © OT Lisieux

    Since the early twentieth century, Lisieux has been famous all over the world thanks to Saint Thérèse.
  • The Juno Beach Sector

    © Juno Beach Centre

    The name Juno Beach signifies some of the Canadian force's greatest sacrifice in the name of the Liberation of France.
  • Rendez-vous at the Caen Memorial

    © Calvados Tourism

    The Caen Memorial will immerse you in 20th century history, from World War II to the Cold War.
  • Rendez-Vous in Caen

    © Boats in the "Solitaire du Figaro" race, in the first leg linking Caen to Ireland.

  • Ardenne Abbey

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    The Abbaye d'Ardenne was the scene of a dark page in history of D-Day.