Le Havre tourism and travel guide

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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

Le Havre is situated in the Seine-Maritime department and Normandy region.

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Honfleur at 13 km and Trouville at 14 km.

Le Havre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

Less popular than neighbours Deauville and Trouville, the resort at Villerville also...

See Villerville guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

There are lots of interesting things to see in Honfleur - if...

See Honfleur guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south), in the Calvados department

The long established resort at Trouville has retained lots of its 19th...

See Trouville guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

The resort of Deauville, established in the 19th century, is still one...

See Deauville guide
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Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the Normandy coast...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Etretat is pretty, but it is the dramatic cliffs...

See Etretat guide


at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Calvados department

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-east)

A small sea resort, Yport has a pebble beach and is close...

See Yport guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Eure department

The canals and rivers are the highlight in Pont Audemer, famous for...

See Pont-Audemer guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Calvados department

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of Normandy...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide


at 36 km (direction north-east)

An important town on the Alabaster Coast, Fecamp includes the Bishop's Palace,...

See Fecamp guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Calvados department

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide

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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

What to do at Le Havre? 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

Le Havre is in the north of France at 73 kilometres from Rouen, the department capital (general information: Le Havre is 178 kilometres from Paris).

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

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


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