Le havre Travel Guide

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  1. Le Havre (pop. 255 000) is usually thought of as a place to get on or off a ship. There is a bit more to this major seaport however.

The Granville Abbey is worth a visit and the view from St. Adresse Fort is great. The Seine estuary is an impressive sight as well.

If you want to spend some more time you should consider a visit to the Ocean Dock, the Town Hall or the fine-arts museum, which has a good collection of paintings including a good 16th-century collection.

A stroll down Avenue Foch is pleasant especially on a lazy summer afternoon.

If you want to make a day trip, at a distance of only 30 km of Le Havre you will find Etretat with its superlative and often-photographed cliffs.

Nearly 2 000 feet of the mile-long beach belong to the Le Havre commune. The yachting harbour is freely accessible 24 hours a day and has a total of 1 300 mooring spaces. Le Havre is the nearest deep water yachting harbour to Paris. The high chalk cliffs of Côte d'Albâtre stretch from the Seine estuary to the Somme estuary.

Le Havre is less than 200 km northwest of Paris.

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