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LE HAVRE, A PLAYGROUND FOR MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

As a port city, Le Havre has always been open to the world. Since 2017, thanks to A Summer In Le Havre, the whole world is now looking towards Le Havre, its culture, its inhabitants, and its unique architecture. It is a great source of pride for the Havrais who have rediscovered their city with a new benevolent perspective. After an unforgettable first edition on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the city and a second edition in 2018, A Summer In Le Havre will disrupt our daily lives from 29th June. With Jean Blaise, we have decided to play with the architecture designed by Auguste Perret. During several months, the city will be the playground of several major international artists who will turn Le Havre into an open-air museum.

Not an old-fashioned gloomy museum, but an animated and colourful museum where you are allowed to touch things, move, laugh... and live ! Whether Le Havre is your hometown or whether it is the first time you visit the city, this is an opportunity for us to enjoy life and the city, its seafront promenade, and its renovated Quai de Southampton. An opportunity to open our ears and our eyes, to create lasting memories, to be surprised once again, and to share strong feelings. A Summer In Le Havre will be held every year to remind us that the city once was 500 years old and that it is now resolutely looking to the future. So, let's get ready : the 2019 edition of A Summer In Le Havre is just round the corner !

Jean-Baptiste GASTINNE
Mayor of Le Havre, President of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community, President of the Summer In Le Havre Public Interest Group

Mayor of Le Havre, President of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community

President of the Summer In Le Havre Public Interest Group

  • Since 2015 : Vice-President of the Normandy Region, responsible for transport and the Seine Valley
  • Since 2019 : Mayor of Le Havre, President of the Le Havre Seine Métropole Urban Community
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