Le Havre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Havre in Seine-Maritime

Visit Le Havre: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Le Havre centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, for the concrete city built after the destruction of the town in WW2

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Le Havre. For detailed visitor information see the Le Havre travel guide.

Le Havre is situated in the Seine-Maritime department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 73 kilometres from Rouen, the department capital (general information: Le Havre is 178 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Le Havre include "town of art and history" and "heritage site".

Popular places to visit nearby include Honfleur at 13 km and Trouville at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Havre, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Le Havre in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Seine-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Le Havre

Markets in and near Le Havre

Market days in Le Havre: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday;

  • Le Havre: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (0km)
  • Harfleur: market Sunday (7km)
  • Montivilliers: market Thursday (9km)
  • Honfleur: market Saturday (13km)
  • Trouville: market Wednesday & Wednesday & Sunday & Sunday (14km)
  • Deauville: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Blonville-sur-Mer: market Friday (18km)
  • Gonneville-la-Mallet: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc: market Saturday (19km)

More information about Le Havre, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Le Havre, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Le Havre.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Boutemont (36km)
  • Jardin d'art et d'essais (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Falaises d'Etretat (25km)
  • Cote d'Alabatre (36km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (39km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (48km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Havre

Canton: Le Havre

Arrondissement: Le Havre

Department: Seine-Maritime

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 76600

Distance to Le Havre

from Rouen (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 178 km

from Calais: 204 km

from Nice: 844 km

from Bordeaux: 520 km

from Strasbourg: 566 km

Getting here

Le Havre is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, with Le Havre and Dieppe on the coast here being very convenient. For driving distances to Le Havre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontaine-la-Mallet and Sainte-Adresse.

This page in French: Visiter Le Havre