Things to do in Le Havre for the Day

le havre things to do

Situated in the Northwestern region of France, Le Havre is one of the main attractions of Normandy. The port city of Le Havre has numerous tourist attractions that are diverse and rich in culture. Architectural wonder created by Auguste Perret can be seen here and there in the city. Let’s take a quick look at a few things to do if you plan a day trip to Le Havre.

What to see and do in Le Havre

 

St Joseph Church

Saint Joseph Church

The most prominent architectural structure in Le Havre is the St Joseph Church. This neo-gothic temple is an incredible example of modern architecture. The 107 meters tall self-supporting tower can be seen from anywhere in the city. Structured by Auguste Perret, the church is the symbol of the town. A local guide will help you understand the vision behind the architecture.

Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux

Musee Malraux houses some of the finest impressionist collections. The collection includes masterpieces of Monet. Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley, Raoul Dufy, and Eugène Boudin. This museum carries the honor of having the most extensive selection of Eugène Boudin’s work. 

Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville

Place de l'hotel de ville

One of the most picturesque places of Le Havre is the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. In Perret’s vision, the residents of the city center should have access to fresh air and a clean environment with ample sunlight and space. The fountains and flower beds add to the beauty of the town.

Jardins Suspendus

The hanging gardens of Le Havre are situated on the top of an old hill. It is half an hour uphill walk to see plants from five different continents. This will be a refreshing and rejuvenating walk, indeed. This beautiful botanical garden is a horticulturist dream.

Le Volcan

Le Volcan is a beautiful landmark designed by a Brazilian architect in 1982. It is a lovely site now coupled with a concert hall and a multimedia library.

Appartement Témoin Perret

Le Havre ad Perret are two names glued together by history. These apartments also take us back to the sophisticated thinking of Perret. He designed this apartment interior for those who lost their homes in the deadly war. The interior was airy and filled with portable and affordable designed furniture.

Le Havre Beach

Le Havre’s vast pebble beach is another site to admire in the beautiful city. The beach with clean blue water at one hand and a row of restaurants on the other looks serene and too pleasing to be missed. Plan a Le Havre shore excursion trip for an ultimate beach experience.

Parc de Rouelles

This beautiful 160 hectares of undulating land is one of the most exceptional options for some quality family time. With 259 varieties of trees on your way, you won’t be bored on the 20 kilometers path provided for bikes and strolls.

Natural History Museum

Le Havre has something for everybody. For nature lovers around the world, we have a natural museum. The museum has a separate hall for different fields such as archaeology, paleontology, and mineralogy.

Le Havre Cathedral

This cathedral is a late 15th century building that stood tall during the bombing of the Royal Air Force. Robust gothic and baroque architecture can be seen from the glimpse of the cathedral. It is a symbol of courage and bravery of the French.

Quartier Saint-Vincent

Another architectural marvel of Le Havre that survived the war is Quartier Saint-Vincent. Built-in the 1800s, the church reflects the Norman Romanesque with place trimmed trees around. This is an ideal location for a stroll and a thoughtful me-time.

Le Havre Port

Port Le Havre

Port of Le Havre France is one of the largest Ports in the world. Offering the true hustle of the harbor, enjoy private and group excursion cruises.

Day trip to Le Havre and sighteeing tours

 

The best way to get to Le Havre and explore this city is by using the sightseeing car tours. We offer private transfers with english speaking drivers. A great car service that offers the facility to pick you up from your doorstep. Since the car is exclusively your, All the landmarks you would want to visit will be covered by your transfer and even those that aren’t accessible by train. Our day trips to Le Havre:

Le Havre is an easy day trip from Paris: