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Heritage site

1, rue Jérôme Bellarmato

Discovery tour: Waterside

The Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville Museum was designed in the 16th century by Italian architect Jérôme Bellarmato on behalf of King Francis I. This mansion was formerly owned by French navigator Michel Joseph Dubocage de Bléville (1676-1727), who embarked on a nine-year-long commercial journey to the Pacific Ocean, from 1707 to 1716, during which he discovered « l'Île de la Passion » – also known as Clipperton Island – off the coast of Mexico, on Friday 3rd April 1711.

As he returned to Le Havre in 1716, he settled at the Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville, where he established a maritime trading and company and a cabinet of curiosities. Now converted into a museum, the first floor of the main building is dedicated to Clipperton Island.

Practical info

Heritage site

Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville

1, rue Jérôme Bellarmato

1, rue Jérôme Bellarmato
76600 Le Havre

Only the ground floor is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.

  • Visitors with physical disabilities
  • Visitors with hearing impairment
  • Visitors with mental disabilities
  • Visitors with visual impairment

Everyday but tuesdays and national holidays
From 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:45pm to 6pm (10:30-12:30 and 1:45-5:30pm from November 1st)


Free entrance

Discovery tour

Étape 25 du Waterside



How to get here
- Tram : lines A & B (Palais de justice stop)
- Bus : line 3 (Lamblardie stop) and line 7 (Notre-Dame stop)
  • Ticket sales
  • Store
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking
  • Information desk
  • Wi-fi
  • Rest area
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