The Porte Océane is located at the western end of the tramway of Le Havre facing the seashore. Arranged symmetrically on either side of Avenue Foch the building complex forms a gateway to the sea. It was designed by Auguste Perret and completed in 1956.
Following the central axis of these buildings, a white rectangular construction rises from the beach.
The 10m-high sculpture emerges like giant clamps etched against the sky and forming a second gate towards the ocean. Monumental yet graceful, gleaming white with no discernible surface structure, the sculpture strikes a delicate balance between familiar object and absurd construction.
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On the beach, in the extension of the Porte Océane
Boulevard Albert 1er / 2, avenue Foch
75600 Le Havre
- Visitors with physical disabilities
- Visitors with hearing impairment
- Visitors with mental disabilities
- Visitors with visual impairment
Étape 17 du Blue Tour
Étape 12 du Green Tour
How to get here- Tram: line A and B La Plage Stop
- Bus: line 1 Porte Océane Stop