Welcome to Le Havre
Rebuilt in its entirety post-WWII, Le Havre's architectural makeover—the work of concrete visionary Auguste Perret—earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Modernist masterpieces capture attention in the Centre Ville, while the spacious seafront promenade and sandy beach draw visitors to the coast. Normandy's largest port is also a popular cruise ship destination, and visitors rarely stay in town for long. Shore excursions that head out to the white chalk cliffs of Étretat, D-Day Landing Beaches, and Mont St Michel are among the top things to do in Le Havre—even Paris lies within day-trip distance.