Your Essential Travel Guide to Le Havre


What to do in Le Havre

A visit to the coastal UNESCO city of Le Havre, located in Normandy, France is sure to be one you’ll never forget! Take a ferry to Le Havre and explore what’s on offer – from awe-inspiring historical sites that transport you back in time to a modern culture perfect for sightseeing. Start your journey from Dieppe and travel along the Alabaster Coast to reach the must-see city and bustling harbour of Le Havre Port.

Whether you’re looking for a thrilling history lesson or an adventure off the beaten path, Le Havre has something for everyone. For those looking to explore the capital, travel from Le Havre to Paris in under 3 hours and spend the day taking in the historical monuments, world class art and stunning museums.

Start your journey with DFDS & Transmanche ferries and sail from Newhaven to Dieppe. Enjoy a direct, comfortable crossing to the Normandy coast. Arrive in the heart of Normandy and get ready to explore to your heart’s content.

H2-The Best Way To Get Around Le Havre
H2-The Best Way To Get Around Le Havre

The Best Way To Get Around Le Havre

Visiting the charming city of Le Havre has never been easier! A great way to get there is to take the DFDS ferry route from Newhaven to Dieppe and then continuing on via train or car to Le Havre. Once you have arrived, you must check out the beautiful Le Havre port.

If you wish to explore more of the city you can take a trip along the River Seine and visit squares and gardens before checking out the city centre's grand architecture, which looks spectacularly beautiful at night. With so much to see and do in Le Havre, taking the ferry from England is an ideal way to discover all this historic place has to offer.

Why not check out GetYourGuide to help you plan your perfect adventure? There are plenty of outdoor adventures awaiting you, just across the English Channel.

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Activities in Le Havre

Le Havre is a vibrant city in the heart of Normandy with plenty of things to do, so get ready for an unforgettable experience! Start your exploration at the beach, take a stroll in the spectacular Hanging Gardens or watch Le Havre AC at the town’s stadium, then head to one of France’s most famous art museums – Musée d'art moderne André Malraux (MuMa). Le Havre is home to the second largest impressionist collection after Paris

Visit the magnificent vistas that inspired some of Claude Monet’s finest works when he was growing up in Le Havre in his early childhood. This city is a shining example of resilience and unity, having risen from the ashes of war according to Auguste Perret's rebuilding plan. It is an inspiring display of traditional architecture combined with modern urban planning, making it the perfect destination for anyone looking for a unique travel experience. Whatever you decide to do in this coastal city, make sure you have your camera ready as there are plenty of memories to capture!

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Shopping, Dining and Entertainment in Le Havre

An idyllic city equally suited to all types of holidaymakers, Le Havre has plenty to offer families, couples and solo travellers. Home to a marina that is the bustling heart of the city, there is plenty on offer for seafood lovers and foodies. This lively seafront offers not just a fantastic view but is full of shops, restaurants and bars for those looking to add some entertainment into their visit.

There’s also plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area with churches, parks and scenic riverbanks alongside good transport links taking you into the city centre or even further out via its train station. The weather in Le Havre is usually mild year-round so you’ll be able to enjoy a range of activities whatever time you decide to visit. Sample some delicious French cuisine while dining at one of the waterfront restaurants or shop around in one of its quaint stores before spending the evening in a bar – it’s an experience like no other!

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