Founded in 1516 by Francis Ist according to town-planning brought over from Italy by Siennois Bellarmato, Le Havre was well acquainted with the lightning development requested by the King of France: that of the first commercial and military port in the kingdom. The city also paid the price for it, as 80% of it was destroyed by the bombings of World War II. Devastated as it was, a local architect, Auguste ...
500 metres from the city centre, you can take advantage of a mile long beach made up of pebbles and sand.
The beach cabanas of Le Havre have contributed to the city's reputation. Ever since they were created, they have inspired many painters.
It is France's second largest port in terms of size, and its first in terms of the value of the goods treated. Next to the citadel you will find a small fishing port.
Destroyed during the Second World War, the city centre of Le Havre was entirely rebuilt between 1945 and 1964. It now appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The city of Le Havre was classified as a seaside resort in 1999. The beach has, in particular, the largest open-air skatepark in France.
It is 1.33 miles long and connects Le Havre to the town of Honfleur, in Calvados. More than thirty thousand vehicles use it daily.
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