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Le Havre, a Unesco world heritage site

From the town centre to the beach, the city was destroyed by the bombing in 1944. Auguste Perret, an architect, was then commissioned to rebuild this part of the city. It is this rebuilt 150-hectare area that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. The rebuilt centre forms the administrative, commercial and cultural centre of Le Havre.

Le Havre, greatest port in France

The construction of the port, currently covering an area
of 10,000 hectares, was at the origin of the foundation of the city of Le Havre. The port of Le Havre is the leading port in France for container traffic, the leading port for foreign trade and the leading cruise port on the Atlantic coast. In addition, the Normandy region is the greatest seafront of France. It constitutes the leading port complex, as well as the leading French logistics territory.

Le Havre in a few figures

13th largest city in France with 172 768 inhabitants
Largest town in Normandy in terms of surface area and population
13 300 students

Urban community 273 568 inhabitants, 54 municipalities, 496km2
More than 2 500 shops ans services for individuals
More than 6 000 companies

Area 47km2
509 hectares of green spaces
1 to 2 daily crossings to England

Le Havre > Paris = 2 hours
Le Havre > Rouen = 90km
Le Havre > Caen = 87km

Source : Le Havre Seine Métropole

Online : 04-01-2021 - Update : 09-12-2020

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