The City of Le Havre
As Normandy’s largest city, with almost 200,000 inhabitants, Le Havre is also a seaside resort with a 2km long beach right in the city centre. A city of Art and History, Le Havre offers pleasant living conditions, with numerous cultural, intellectual and sporting events and facilities.
In July 2005, Le Havre’s city centre, which was rebuilt by August Perret, a prominent twentieth-century architect, was added by UNESCO to its World Heritage List.
Le Havre enjoys an exceptional coastal location as a gateway between the waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The port of Le Havre is the largest French port for international trade and container traffic, and the fifth-largest in Europe.
In 2017, the city celebrated its 500th anniversary by organising a year-round series of events and inviting Le Havre’s entire population to (re)discover the essence of the city, as described and celebrated by many artists.
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