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A day in Le Havre

Some ideas to enrich your programmes

© Pierre Jeanson

Le Havre - Plage

It was in Le Havre that Claude Monet created his famous painting Impression: Sunrise, which gave its name to the Impressionist movement. The city centre, rebuilt after the Second World War, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both for its architecture and its avant-garde town planning.

Ideally situated facing the sea, the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art is remarkable for its luminous and transparent glass and steel architecture. It holds one of the three largest Impressionist collections in France, with more than 300 works by Boudin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Gauguin, Van Dongen, Marquet, Dufy and Friesz.

From the heights of Sainte-Adresse as far as Le Havre, a number of interpretive signs reproduce and provide commentaries on Impressionist paintings. The signs are located on the exact spots where the artists set up their easels, allowing you to compare landscapes painted in the 19th century with those of today.

The panorama from the heights of Sainte-Adresse includes the town of Le Havre, its port and the estuary. You can also see the towns of Honfleur, Trouville and Deauville in the distance.

© eliophot - JF. Drean

Hôtel des Ifs - Barnevile-Carterêt (Manche)

© Calvados Tourisme

Noix de Saint Jacques

(c) Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia