There are 2 ferry terminals in Le Havre: the Terminal de Grande Brittany (British terminal) is close to the rail and bus stations in the Bassin de la Citadelle. DFDS Seaways operates daily sailings to Portsmouth.
The port of Le Havre itself was founded in 1517 by King Francois I and was declared UNESCO world heritage in 2005! It is now the 1st container port in France. Situated at the mouth of the River Seine Paris is 200 kms away, making Le Havre also the closest port to Paris.
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Buses from the ferry port to downtown take 10 minute. Theya're marked 'Centre Ville' and meet arriving ferries.Access:
By Car Getting to Le Havre Ferry port by Car Le Havre is linked to the rest of the country by the Normandy Bridge. Le Havre port is about 200km from Paris on the A131 via the Tankaville Bridge and has good motorway connections to the rest of France.
The town centre is a 10-minute journey from the ferry port. Buses marked `Centre Ville' meet the ferries to take you into town.
Trains run to and from the SNCF station on Cours de la Republique. There is a shuttle bus service to both ferry terminals from the station.
The Le Havre Airport is 10 km from the city. Click for information about Le Havre Airport, flights and shuttlesRoutes:
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- LD Lines : Le Havre <> Newhaven
- LD Lines : Le Havre <> Portsmouth
- LD Lines : Le Havre <> Rosslare
There are short and long term parking facilities as well as conveniently located spaces for disabled driversServices available:
There is a main tourist office on the Boulevard Clemenceau near the Pleasure Port, and at the terminal you will find a cafe. There is good wheelchair access across the terminal, while further assistance in boarding is available provided you notify staff when making your reservation.Tourist Information :
Le Havre was devastated during the Second World War. But it has since been rebuilt into a bustling and lively town with a thriving boat and yacht centre as well as being the largest foreign trade port in France. There is also a nice amount of sightseeing and shopping.
Much of the shopping is in the shape of street markets and shopping centres. The main shopping centre, with a covered market and pedestrian streets is the Quartier Grand Centre. In the Quartier St Francois you will find a fish market every afternoon in addition to charming bars and restaurants. If you are in Le Havre on other days, the Quartier Rond-Point is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings and is near the railway station.
Whilst Le Havre is a nice place to visit, we recommend that you also consider Honfleur as a side trip.Don't Miss These: