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A Summer in Le Havre 2017's Partners

Honorary patrons

LH CLUB 2017

On the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce of Seine Estuaire, companies in Le Havre have joined up in a Club to support the event. The LH CLUB 2017, chaired by Vianney de Chalus, now has around 40 members and is the largest private financial backer of A Summer in Le Havre. The strong involvement of the local business community is a sign that they form a vibrant community, committed to supporting the local authorities and help boost the area’s appeal for the long term. Click on the logo to find out who they are.

Projects supported : Impact

VINCI Construction France

VINCI Construction France is involved in a number of projects and is a key partner of the A Summer in Le Havre celebrations.

Projects supported : Catène de Containers | Impact | Jardins Fantômes | UP#3

Circle of major patrons


CTPO, operator of the LIA public transport network and subsidiary of the Transdev group, has been serving people in the greater Le Havre area day after day for several years now. Building on this shared history, Transdev has chosen to support the City of Le Havre with the organization of the A Summer in Le Havre celebrations.

Projects supported : Clic Clac


EDF is a central player in Le Havre’s economy and, to celebrate A Summer in Le Havre, it will be lighting up the smokestacks of its power station, an emblematic feature of the industrial port landscape. The artistic light display is created by Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves and will illuminate the smokestacks from May to October. The LED lighting used was devised by Citelum, an EDF subsidiary specialized in public lighting solutions for local authorities, assisted by EDF light designers.

Projects supported : Venus and Mars

Total SA

Based in Gonfreville l’Orcher since 1933, Total is a major industrial player in the Le Havre area, with three industrial sites and close to 2,500 employees in the region. Alongside its business operations, the Group and its Foundation support an array of projects aimed at boosting the economic, social and cultural development of the Le Havre region. It was therefore quite natural that Total would participate in the celebrations to mark Le Havre’s 500th anniversary and continue to support a city that is close to its heart.


For several years now, Matmut insurance company has developed out its own far-reaching cultural action policy, involving music, the performing arts, and the graphic and visual arts. On the strength of this experience, Matmut has chosen to partner the city of Le Havre as part of its 500th anniversary celebrations and back the artists and creators who, during the A Summer in Le Havre event, will be invited to reinterpret this surprising city from a sensitive, artistic angle.


SNCF is one of the world’s leading passenger and goods transport groups with €31.4 billion in sales in 2015, 33% of which came from abroad. The Group has its roots in the French railway system and boasts strong expertise as a transport service designer. SNCF is a committed stakeholder in local life in Normandy and has signed up as a Major Patron of A Summer in Le Havre. It will be providing transport accessible to all, decorating railway stations in Normandy and Paris (Saint-Lazare) to celebrate the event, and supporting artistic initiatives. SNCF is proud to support the city of Le Havre as it celebrates its 500th anniversary.

Projects supported : L'altoviseur

Project patrons


ENEDIS (formerly ERDF) and its Normandy division are demonstrating the entity’s public service electricity distribution role by installing connections to the electricity grid in order to ensure the smooth functionning of the various events held as part of A Summer in Le Havre.

Projects supported : Impact

Fondation d'entreprise ENGIE

The ENGIE Foundation is proud to be a patron of the great A Summer in Le Havre event, and of the Le Temps Suspendu work of art in particular. This project promotes access to culture for all, calling on digital resources and offering cultural mediation. The Foundation has shown long-standing commitment to the Le Havre region and took part in restoration work at the Jardins Suspendus (Hanging Gardens) in 2005. This support continues and extends The ENGIE Foundation's commitment.

Projects supported : Le Temps Suspendu

Groupe Caisse des Dépôts

The backing from Caisse des Dépôts reflects its role as a public planning agency and provider of social housing financing. Our aim is to show the city in another light and make visitors aware of the exceptional architecture found in its rebuilt central area. A Summer in Le Havre and the artists’ interpretations are a way of bringing new magic to places that people see every day.

Projects supported : UP#3


With this partnership, Suez is proud to contribute to a major cultural, federating, people-focused initiative that will transform Le Havre in the view of its inhabitants and visitors, and the purpose and quality of which reflect the company’s values and environmental activities.

Centre Commercial Docks Vauban

We naturally chose to join the LH CLUB 2017 in order to take part in the realisation of this exciting event! Our support expresses our wish to participate in the city dynamism and attractiveness.
“We are also really pleased to host the French Lines Exhibition: Villes Flottantes, which perfectly matches with the heritage dimension of the mall”.
Gauthier HARDOUIN, Head of Docks Vauban Shopping Center.

La Poste

Projects supported : Clic Clac

Partner patrons


Société Générale is a key player in local economic development and local life in Le Havre. It has been a long-standing partner of the city and its region since the 19th century.


Brittany Ferries, a French shipping company based in Normandy for more than 30 years, plays a major role in the long-term growth of the ports that it serves. As a contributor to those ports’ economic and tourist development, it naturally supports A Summer in Le Havre.


Founded in 1920, the Compagnie Industrielle Maritime (CIM) has a long and important history in the oil storage sector in Le Havre. The CIM has enthusiastically signed up to the event to help promote the economic and cultural appeal of the city of Le Havre.


CITYA IMMOBILIER, France’s leading property management and administration company, and A Summer in Le Havre have joined up to promote culture in the iconic city of Le Havre.

Projects supported : Magnifik Parade

STX France

The destinies of the cities of Saint Nazaire and Le Havre are somewhat intertwined, with the cruise ships built in the former stopping off in the latter. It is only natural therefore that the Saint Nazaire shipbuilding company is a partner of the A Summer in Le Havre celebrations.

Crédit Agricole Normandie Seine

As a cooperative and responsible local bank, Crédit Agricole Normandie-Seine is proud to support the 500th anniversary of Le Havre and Jace, the street-artist, who will sprinkle the city with his artworks.

Projects supported : Catch me if you (spray) can

Sponsors - Tall Ships in Le Havre

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