Le Havre, France



Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, located on the English Channel, at the mouth of the Seine. It is the cruising gateway to France and the romance of Paris.

Le Havre has been classified as a World Heritage Site since July 2005. The city has one university and a strong sporting heritage, with "Le HAC", the oldest professional association football club in

The town's finest glory is the Bassin de Commerce where you'll find buildings with tinted glass and the Espace Oscar Niemeyer, a square named after the Brazilian who designed the two controversial cultural centres found here. Le Havre's wide, rocky beach has won the blue flag award for cleanliness twice!

Things to See & Do

* Church of St. Joseph
* Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux (Art museum)
* Prieure de Graville - Le Havre's oldest building
* Museum d'Histoire Naturelle - Museum of Natural History

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area - 46.95 km²
Population - 255,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time -GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +33

Port Location - The ships dock in Le Havre, France, a large commercial port that accommodates cruise ships. It is located at the mouth of the river Seine that eventually leads to Paris, France some 2 hours away.

Transport Links - Le Havre has well developed national road, rail and air links (Octeville airport) and is two hours by train from Paris. Local transport is based primarily on an extensive bus network. The city has plans for a tram network. A ferry service to Portsmouth in the United Kingdom runs from the Terminal de la Citadelle