Cheap Le Havre Vacation Packages
Le Havre is a French port city at the mouth of River Seine on the English Channel in Normandy. Literally implying ‘the harbour’ in French language, this scenic city has been the epicenter of commerce with Paris. With a host of features like an art museum of 19th century paintings, a centrally located church with a 100m high octagonal tower and a seven minute walk to a plateau that renders a fabulously panoramic view of the city, Le Havre is more than just poised to welcome you this holiday season. Add to it the dash of being a city that was almost entirely rebuilt in Franco-Belgian style post the Second World War and you would be in for some awesome treat.
Places of Interest in Le Havre
Andre-Malraux Museum of Modern Art
The Andre-Malraux Museum of Modern Art in Le Havre has an international reputation for its remarkable collection of Impressionist paintings and landscape art, central to which are some masterpieces like ‘The Water Lilies’ of the Monet. The museum also has some artifacts in ivory and precious ceramics from Rouen and Normandy that were secured after WWII.
Eglise St-Joseph (St Joseph’s Church)
St Joseph's Church was a key project designed by August Perret in the rebuilding of the city. Its bell tower is one of the tallest in France and is lined with colored glass lending the interior a unique tranquility. Though it only looks imposing from the outside, it gathers its momentum quickly once you’ve stepped inside. It has a beautiful church organ and some of the most beautiful interiors that you would ever get to see inside a French church and when you’ll walk inside this church on a sunny day, you’ll be charmed to see the sunlight springing from its stained glass windows.
Les Jardins Supendus (The Hanging Gardens)
Les Jardins Suspendus are the hanging gardens that are spread across 17 hectares in a fortress in Le Havre and provide a breathtaking view of the Seine River and the harbor below. Just past its entrance are four bastions that are renamed after four eminent botanists. The star attractions here are some fragrant plants, cross-continental plants, orchids, begonias and the iconic Amazonian rain forest trees in numerous glasshouses.