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Practical Information

Prepare your stay

From the time you start planning your trip up to your arrival in Le Havre, we have plenty of tips on how to explore the city, the Discovery Tours and the best places to eat and sleep.

During A Summer in Le Havre, there will be a number of different tours to help you discover the city, depending on what interests you, how you plan to get around and how long you will be here. Imagine, from sunrise to sunset, taking in the city’s works of art, visiting brand new exhibitions in some exceptional venues, observing the urban landscape...

Looking for a custom weekend deal for your couple or family? Contact the tourist office: they can help you find the accommodation you want and make your stay a success, whether you are after a Perret-style apartment, a designer hotel or an establishment full of charm with its own spa. Downtown, by the beach or in a more unexpected location, our cafe owners and restauranteurs will show you another side of the city during an aperitif with friends or as you sample the fish, seafood, cheeses, desserts and other delicacies that make the reputation of Normandy’s cuisine. With A Summer in Le Havre, you’ll want to stay longer!

The Office de Tourisme Le Havre - Normandie Web Site

Getting here

Visit Le Havre however you please - on foot, bicycle, in a boat, on the tram or by bus. Our park-and-ride service combines easy parking with public transport for fast access to the city center, the beach and other parts of town using Lia, the Le Havre conurbation transport network.

BY TRAIN
Paris-Rouen-Le Havre intercity service (2 hrs. 15 mins)
TGV Lyon-Rouen-Le Havre (4 hrs. 40 mins) and Marseille (6 hrs. 30 mins)

BY BUS
L39 Express Caen Le Havre — 1h30
L50 Lisieux — 1h20
L20 Caen par la côte via Deauville — 3h00

ROAD AND HIGHWAYS
A13 Paris-Rouen-Caen — 2 hrs. 30 mins
A29 Amiens — 2 hrs.

BY BOAT
Le Havre: river and sea cruise port
Portsmouth (cross-Channel service)

EUROPE AND INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS
Easy access from the airports:
Le Havre/Octeville
Deauville
Paris Beauvais — Paris Orly — Paris Roissy

GETTING AROUND LE HAVRE

BUSES AND TRAMS
Information and sales
LiA outlets
(Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm*)
La Boutique
9 rue René Coty, (Hôtel de Ville)
The Station
bus station forecourt, (Gares)

At tram stops
Ticket-vending machines

From your bus driver
(only valid for 1 hour or 1 day)
Prices: €1.70 for a 1-hour ticket,
€13 for 10 x 1-hour tickets
multi, €4 per day, €7 for 2 days

* La Boutique has shorter opening
hours on Saturdays and during school
holidays.

THE FUNICULAR
This connects Le Havre’s high and
low town. The journey takes about
3 minutes between the high station
(rue Félix Faure) and the low station
(place Thiers).

Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday, 7.30am-9pm,
Sundays and holidays 7.30am-7.30pm
Connections
High station: lines 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
(G. Lafaurie)
Low station: lines 1, 2, 5, 7
(Place Thiers)

Price: 50 cents
Closed July 16-August 5

transports-lia.fr
Real-time schedules available
on the LiA app

Bike hire / city center

Place Perret
76600 Le Havre
June 1-October 8
Every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bike hire / beach

Opposite the tram terminus
Boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
June 3-October 8 : Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
July 1-September 1: every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES

La Boutique
9, rue René Coty
76600 Le Havre
From Monday to Friday, 7am:7pm
On Saturdays and holidays, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

From 07/17/2017 to 08/14/2017, 7/7, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

Closed on August 15

BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES

La Station
1 cours La Fayette
76600 Le Havre
From Monday to Saturday, 7am:7pm
Bike hire / city center
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
June 1-October 8
Every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bike hire / beach
Opposite the tram terminus
Boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
June 3-October 8 : Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
July 1-September 1: every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES
La Boutique
9, rue René Coty
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
From Monday to Friday, 7am:7pm
On Saturdays and holidays, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

From 07/17/2017 to 08/14/2017, 7/7, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

Closed on August 15
BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES
La Station
1 cours La Fayette
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
From Monday to Saturday, 7am:7pm

Visitor Center and info desks

Welcome to Le Havre !

Upon your arrival, we strongly recommend you visit the A Summer in Le Havre Visitor Centre. It is the starting point of the 3 Discovery Tour and it gathers all the information you need to take full advantage of the A Summer in Le Havre celebrations.

Situated within walking distance from the beach, the Office de Tourisme Le Havre - Normandie Web Site will also give you all the information you need to make the most of your cultural journey.

Visitor Centre Un Été au Havre 2018

125, rue Victor Hugo
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Tél. : 06 58 28 20 45
Entrée libre
Tous les jours de 10h à 19h

Tourist Information Center

186, boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
7/7 from 9:30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm (all day long on stopover days)
Visitor Centre Un Été au Havre 2018
125, rue Victor Hugo
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Tél. : 06 58 28 20 45
Opening hours
Entrée libre
Tous les jours de 10h à 19h
Tourist Information Center
186, boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
Opening hours
7/7 from 9:30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm (all day long on stopover days)

Accessibility

A Summer in Le Havre is committed to provide visitors with clear accessibility information.

Each Discovery Tour, artwork, or event, will display pictograms associated to various impairments. These pictograms will make it easier for visitors with impairments to plan their trips with confidence.

For all questions related to accessibility to works, exhibitions, and cultural and heritage sites, please visit the A Summer in Le Havre Visitor Centre or contact the City of Le Havre by phone at +33 (0)2 35 19 44 33 or by e-mail at servicehandicap@lehavre.fr.

Inaugural day

Magnifik Parade

Art Point M

City Hall to the Beach
May 27th from 6:30pm to 8pm
Cultural venue

MuMa

2, boulevard Clémenceau
Inaugurated in 1961
Heritage site

Maison du Patrimoine - Atelier Perret / The Show Appartment

181, rue de Paris
Built in The fifties
Heritage site

Town Hall

1517, place de l'Hôtel de Ville
Inaugurated in 1958
Heritage site

Saint-Michel church

17, parvis Saint Michel
Inaugurated in 1964
Cultural venue

Japanese Garden

Quai Lamandé
Inaugurated in 1992
Public road

Rue de Paris

City Center
Heritage site

Saint Joseph church

Boulevard François 1er
Completed in 1957
Associative and cultural structure

Port Center

47-51, chaussée John Kennedy
Inaugurated in 2015
Heritage site

Maison de l’Armateur

3, quai de l’Île
Built at the end of the 18th century
Graffiti

Catch me if you (spray) can

Jace

All over the town
From May 27
Installation

Catène de Containers

Vincent Ganivet

Quai de Southampton
27 May  / 23 December 
Inaugural day

Golden cubes

An urban installation created by Fanny Bouyagui – Art Point M

Pré Fleuri, Caucriauville
May 27 from 11am to 6pm
Event

West Park Festival

Le Tetris - Fort de Tourneville
04  / 08 October 
Inaugural day

Inaugural concert

Electro Bamako / Catherine Ringer / La Femme

On the Beach
May 27 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Event

The day of the great anniversary

Les Jardins Suspendus
October 8
Exhibition

Smart Factory

Le Tetris
23 June  / 03 September 
Heritage site

The Halles Centrales

Rue Voltaire
Built in 1960
Installation

Accumulation of Power

Chiharu Shiota

Église Saint-Joseph
27 May  / 08 October 
Installation

Couleurs sur la plage

Karel Martens

Le Havre Beach
27 May  / 23 September 
Installation

Impact

Stéphane Thidet

Bassin du Commerce
From May 27
Installation

Jardins Fantômes

Baptiste Debombourg

Bassin du Roy
From May 27
Installation

UP#3

Lang/Baumann

On the beach, in the extension of the Porte Océane
27 May  / 23 September 
Dynamic installation

The 5,000 wishes temple

La BaZooKa

Bassin de la Barre
Japanese Garden
27 May  / 08 October 
Place of worship/heritage site

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Rue de Paris
XVIe - XVIIe Century
Cultural venue

Le Portique

30, rue Gabriel Péri
Inaugurated in 2008
Event

TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

A ‘coffee’ destination

Bassin Paul Vatine
27 October  / 05 November 
Light installation

Venus and Mars

Félicie d'Estienne d'Orves

EDF Chimneys
27 May  / 23 September 
Cultural venue

Le Tetris

55, rue du 329e régiment d’Infanterie
Inaugurated in 2013
Installation

Le Temps Suspendu

Chevalvert

Rue du Fort / Rue Copieux
From Octobre 8
Event

RDV2017 Tall Ships Regatta Le Havre

Bassin Paul Vatine
Bassin de l’Eure
31 August  / 03 September 
Heritage site

Le Volcan

8, place Niemeyer
Inaugurated in 1982
Event

Franciscopolis

Royal de Luxe - a story from La Saga des Géants

All in town
07  / 09 July 
Joint

Les copains d'abord

7, quai Casimir Delavigne
From May 27
Joint

Le Spi

47, chaussée John Kennedy
À partir du 27 mai
Joint

Le Perrey

23, rue Augustin Normand
Joint

Le Trophée

4, rue de l'Alma
Joint

Au Caïd

123, rue Victor Hugo
À partir du 27 mai
Joint

Le Funiculaire

80, rue Maréchal Gallieni
À partir du 27 mai
Joint

Le Senoritas

100, rue Anatole France
À partir du 27 mai
Joint

Le Bistrot

116, avenue René-Coty
À partir du 27 mai
Heritage site

The Hanging Gardens - Les Jardins Suspendus

Rue du Fort
Inaugurated in 2008
Public space

The beach

Boulevard Albert 1er
Installation

Love Love

Julien Berthier

Bassin Vauban
27 May  / 08 October 
Sound installation

Les passagers du son

Charlotte Roux

Port Center
27 May  / 08 October 
Installation

L'altoviseur

Julien Berthier

27 May  / 08 October 
Event

Fish market

Quai de l'Île
27 May  / 08 October 
Exhibition

Floating Cities

TREASURES OF FRENCH LINES

Grenier des Docks Vauban
27 May  / 08 October 
Exhibition

Impression(s), Soleil

MuMa – André Malraux modern art museum
10 September  / 08 October 
Heritage site

Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville

1, rue Jérôme Bellarmato
17th - 18th centuries
Exhibition

Exhibition at Le Portique

Le Portique
27 May  / 08 October 
Exhibition

Le monde et le Havre en Pyjamarama

Oscar Niemeyer Library
10 May  / 03 September 
Exhibition

Pierre et Gilles. Clair-Obscur

Pierre et Gilles

Musée d’art moderne André Malraux–MuMa Le Havre
27 May  / 20 August 
Inaugural day

NAME : AN ELECTRO NIGHT IN LE HAVRE

w/ Ellen Allien, Âme (live), Agents Of Time (live)... & more !

Le Tetris - Fort !
May 27th from 10pm
Event

Opening evening

Cie Carabosse + Rhys Chatham

Le 23 juin de 22h à 1h
Temporary work of art

À l'origine

Fabien Mérelle

Digue Augustin Normand
23 June  / 23 September 
Permanent work of art

Jusqu'au Bout du monde

Fabien Mérelle

Plage du Bout du Monde
À partir du 23 juin
Installation

Futuro House

Matti Suuronen / Craig Barnes

Belvédère des Jardins Suspendus
Du 23 juin au 23 septembre
Temporary work of art

Les Passagers du Son 2 - Hôtel de Ville

Charlotte Roux

Hôtel de Ville
Du 23 juin au 23 septembre
Installation

Oriflammes

Gare SNCF / Sous-préfecture / Place Perret / Rue de Paris / Front de mer / Fort !
Depuis le 14 mai
Public space

Visitor Centre A Summer in Le Havre 2018

125, rue Victor Hugo / Place Perret
Exhibition

Exhibit !

Paysage.Fiction

23 June  / 23 September 
Exhibition

Né(e)s de l'écume et des rêves

MuMa - Musée d'Art Moderne André Malraux

05 May  / 09 September 
Exhibition

Cheminement… dessin au fil des jours

Fabien Mérelle

23 June  / 23 September 
Place of worship/heritage site

Oscar Niemeyer Library

2, place Oscar Niemeyer
Heritage site

Oscar Niemeyer Space

Place Oscar Niemeyer
Exhibition

Le Havre's Town Hall, a symbol of Reconstruction

Town Hall's 60th anniversary

Du 6 juillet au 23 septembre
Visit

Town Hall Visit

Town Hall's 60th anniversary

01 July  / 09 September 
Visit

The 17th Floor Visit

Town Hall's 60th anniversary

Les samedis et dimanches
Exhibition

Ressac

"Ondes" et "Énergie sombre" au Portique

23 June  / 23 September 
Heritage site

Museum of natural history

Place du Vieux-Marché
Exhibition

Le Génie de la nature

Museum of Natural History

07 June  / 23 September 
Exhibition

Écrire son nom - Write your name

Marion Bataille

16 May  / 18 August 
Event

moZ’aïque

Festival des musiques des mondes

18  / 22 July 
Exhibition

Ce qu'elles ont fait naître

Daniel Leblond

19 May  / 23 September 
Heritage site

Abbaye de Graville

Rue de l'Abbaye
Exhibition

Métiers du port du Havre

Les acteurs du parcours de la marchandise

26 May  / 23 September 
Event

The Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro Sailing Race

49e édition

20  / 26 August 
Event

Board Sports Week-end

13e édition du WEG

24  / 26 August 
Heritage site

The Maritime Villa

66, boulevard Albert 1er
Public road

La Porte Océane

Avenue Foch
Public road

Avenue Foch

Avenue Foch
Public space

Saint-Roch Garden

Avenue Foch
Public road

Perret City Block S29

62, avenue Foch
Public road

The Cliff Staircase

Accès depuis le boulevard Albert 1er
Public road

Escalier Lechiblier

Escalier Lechiblier
Heritage site

The "Fort Chabrol" Building

131, boulevard de Strasbourg
Erigé en 1900