Le Havre

Modern architecture by Auguste Perret
Impressionist painters
UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Introduction

Le Havre, France

Sail to a beacon of modern architecture on your Northern Europe cruise holiday. Le Havre is a large port town in France’s northwest Normandy region. The name ‘Le Havre’ simply translates as ‘the harbour’, reflecting the status of this active maritime city which boasts the oldest sailing club in France.

As one of the main ports in German-occupied France during the Second World War, it was flattened by the Allies, a sad chapter in its history. But it also meant the town became a blank canvas on which Auguste Perret painted a beautiful modern city in the typical 50s style. This new town has grown to become a major tourist destination, not least because of its long and well-equipped beach.

After your MSC Cruises liner has docked in Le Havre you can either choose to explore the city or venture with us further afield on one of our excursion packages. And, as always, we will ensure you get the best deals on all the local sights.

Art lovers will head straight for the Andre Malraux Museum, with its world-class collection that includes works of well-known impressionists painters such as Dufy, Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Gauguin and Sisley. It’s actually worth leaving the ship for this alone, but you may also enjoy fantastic day trips available from Le Havre, including an outing to the Normandy Landing Beaches that’s sure to be an unforgettable day out for history fans.

Le Havre is a great starting point for many destinations including the cathedral city of Rouen and the charming seaside resort of Honfleur, and for a completely different experience you can even join us in France’s capital city Paris, known as the ‘city of light’.

Must see place in Le Havre

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    The cruise terminal is close to the city centre, however it is located in an industrial area off a highway.
    Taxis run to the city

    Port Terminal

    Address of the Terminal
    ZIPCODE CITY

    Tél. +00 000 0000000
    Fax. +00 000 0000000
    E-mail:  email@emailaddress.it
    Site Internet:  www.terminalwebsite.com

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    France

    Un charme discret et légèrement snob
    Un charme discret et légèrement snob

    Des vacances dans le sud de la France vous emmèneront au paradis. Ce jardin d’Éden réunit les Préalpes aux sommets enneigés et les collines qui sont au pied de la montagne qui déclinent jusqu’à la mer à l’est et arrivent jusqu’au Rhône à l’ouest.


    L’arrière-pays côtier se caractérise par une série changeante de baies à l’aspect presque géométrique qui cèdent parfois le pas à des agglomérats de rochers émergeants de la mer et à des criques étroites et profondes semblables à des fjords norvégiens en miniature, les calanques. Tous ces éléments seraient cependant insignifiants sans cette magique lumière méditerranéenne. Parfaite au printemps et en automne, elle est à la fois légère et vivante, conférant à chaque paysage le maximum de couleurs et de contrastes avec des reflets éblouissants. Une croisière dans le sud de la France représente une belle opportunité de visiter Nice, la capitale de la Riviera : un ensemble vibrant et intrigant d’influence italienne, splendeur Belle Époque décadente et art excellent.

    À l’est de la ville, la Corniche Inférieur relie les pittoresques stations balnéaires de Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat et Beaulieu-sur-Mer ; la Moyenne Corniche et la Grande Corniche offrent les vues panoramiques les plus spectaculaires d’Europe et amènent au village perché d’Èze et à la minuscule Principauté de Monaco. Les plus belles plages se trouvent dans la partie occidentale de la Riviera, à Juan-les-Pins et à Cannes, ville vivante connue pour les magasins de luxe et le festival du cinéma.