Places of Interest

Le Havre

The city of Le Havre was severely bombed during the Second World War and most of its historic buildings were destroyed except for a few. The 16th century Cathedrale Notre Dame is well worth a visit.

Le Havre was rebuilt by Auguste Perret and his team from 1945 to 1964. The town now combines a reflection of the past but with very modern twist. It is an outstanding post-war example of urban planning and architecture. Le Havre was given its World Heritage status in 2005 and is more than a city, its a site to be discovered with its beach, marina, museums, good restaurants, parks & gardens and Water Sports.

Also you must visit The Malraux Museum which holds France's most important collection of impressionist masterpieces after the Orsay Museum in Paris.

Le Havre is also the main cruise ship port in Normandy.

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Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates