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Discovery tours A Summer in Le Havre 2017
Four cultural tours have been designed around the city: discover the works of art created and installed in the public space to celebrate Le Havre’s 500th anniversary - visit the prestigious exhibitions held to mark the event - admire the emblematic monuments that make up Le Havre’s architectural landscape, from the city center area listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, to the harbor basins and the heights above the city.
In 2017, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of its creation, Le Havre was given a new lease of life and became a trendy city ! This is due in large parts to the remarkable events organised as part of the A Summer in Le Havre 2017 celebrations, which meant that Le Havre was THE place to be from May to October 2017. Over 2 million visitors were here to wish a happy birthday to Le Havre ! (Re)discover the A Summer in Le Havre 2017 programme: the works of art to discover as you follow one of the discovery tours, but also all the events, exhibitions, etc.
As part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the city, several plasticians, designers, graphic artists, stage directors, and writers gathered in Le Havre – under the artistic direction of Jean Blaise – with the sole purpose of shedding a new light on the city.
Édouard Philippe Edito
“Celebrating a 500th anniversary is a rare opportunity. We have that opportunity in Le Havre in 2017! An opportunity to take a fresh look at our city - a look that might surprise us. A chance to show the world what we are and what we can do. In 2017, we will also be celebrating our identity. A [...]
Editorial Jean Blaise
“In January 2017, my declaration of love to the city reads as follows: Perched on the edge of the country, it embraces the sea, with a sky that takes your breath away and the dramatic Hollywood-style lighting accents the artistic installations. Larger than life, Le Havre has unexpectedly become a [...]
Le Havre 2017 GIP
The Le Havre 2017 public interest grouping (GIP), set up to coordinate the eponymous event, has four founding members: the city of Le Havre, the Le Havre urban community, HAROPA (the alliance between the Greater Maritime Port Council of Le Havre, the Greater Maritime Port Council of Rouen and [...]
The delegated production consortium
To truly fulfil the artistic ambitions and the expectations for public engagement, image, rooting in the local community and economic benefits from an event such as A Summer in Le Havre, the social and cultural project development agency Artevia has put together a team of events management and [...]
Nine curators are associated to A Summer in Le Havre. Their combined talents and horizons enrich this major public event with a myriad of cultural experiences.
A Summer in Le Havre 2017's Partners
As part of the Summer in Le Havre celebrations, local and national companies based in the area have signed up to support artistic, creation, cultural development and tourism in the region and to oost the area's appeal. The economic and social benefits of large-scale cultural events are considerable when it comes to creating new territorial dynamics, reviving the economic fabric and developping new infrastructures. A Summer in Le Havre is an opportunity to build a new future for the city. Some major French companies have already backed the initiative and expressed their attachment to the region.
The 2017 VSBS-SMES Club
The CLUB TPE-PME 2017 gathers 129 local firms that have chosen to support Karel Martens' work of art Colors on the beach. A2LC EVENTS : agence d'événementiel A&CO Architecture commerciale, maîtrise d'œuvre CCI SEINE ESTUAIRE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT DE NORMANDIE FOURNITURES PEINTURES [...]
For Le Havre’s 500th anniversary, there were one thousand Trade Ambassadors. To celebrate 501 years of Le Havre in 2018, their network aims to mobilize at least 501 tradesmen, craftsmen, service providers and independent professionals, and continue to offer a warm welcome to all those visiting A [...]
A sustainable event
Social, environmental and economic concerns have our world in turmoil. Now, more than ever, we all have to take these concerns on-board and act accordingly. The organizers of A Summer in Le Havre are well aware of how urgent this is and intend to make this year’s celebrations a model [...]
On February 7, 1517, Francis I, king of France, ordered the creation of a fortified port at the site known as ‘lieu de Grasse’, then on October 8 of the same year, signed the charters founding the city. The silting of the Seine estuary combined with territorial ambitions and trade expansion [...]
Normandy, valiant and vibrant
With its extraordinary history and heritage, plus its strategic location, Normandy is one of the best-known regions in the world. It is a land of abundance and of contrasts, owing its reputation to its landscape and lights, time and again celebrated by painters and writers (Monet, Millet, Dufy, [...]
Les Grandes Voiles du Havre 2017 : The Ships
The largest tall ships in the world called at Le Havre ! From 31st August until 3rd September 2017, 30 of the largest tall ships in the world (up to 113 m long) and 1,200 sailors docked in the harbour – Bassin Paul Vatine and Bassin de l'Eure – for four days to celebrate the arrival of the RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta.