Le Havre
Select Dates
Choose dates
Recent Searches
Things to do in Le Havre

Things to do in  Le Havre

Welcome to Le Havre

Rebuilt in its entirety post-WWII, Le Havre's architectural makeover—the work of concrete visionary Auguste Perret—earned its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Modernist masterpieces capture attention in the Centre Ville, while the spacious seafront promenade and sandy beach draw visitors to the coast. Normandy's largest port is also a popular cruise ship destination, and visitors rarely stay in town for long. Shore excursions that head out to the white chalk cliffs of Étretat, D-Day Landing Beaches, and Mont St Michel are among the top things to do in Le Havre—even Paris lies within day-trip distance.

Top 2 attractions in Le Havre

André Malraux Museum of Modern Art (MuMa)

Home to one of France’s most significant collections of impressionist paintings (the second-largest, after the Orsay Museum in Paris), the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art (MuMa) has long been an important destination for art lovers. Inaugurated in 1961, the museum takes its name from André Malraux, the Minister of Culture at the time, and features a slick modernist façade looking out over the coast of Le Havre.Highlights of the MuMa’s extensive permanent collection include the world’s largest collection of works by Boudin; an old masters area including works by Luca Giordano and José de Ribera; and modern works by Henri Matisse, Albert Marquet, Raoul Dufy and more. Of course, it’s the impressionists that draw the most attention, and it’s a vast and varied collection, featuring works by Monet, Delacroix, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Gauguin and Vuillard.More
Le Havre Cruise Port (Terminal Croisières Le Havre)

Le Havre Cruise Port (Terminal Croisières Le Havre)

Set on France’s western coast at the mouth of the English Channel and the Seine River, the Le Havre Cruise Port (Terminal Croisières Le Havre) serves as a popular stop for European cruise liners and is considered the “gateway to Paris.” Once on shore, explore the UNESCO-listed Le Havre’s World War II history and take advantage of its proximity to Normandy.More

Top activities in Le Havre

Paris Private Tour from Le Havre with Pickup

Paris Private Tour from Le Havre with Pickup

per group
Etretat Private Tour from Le Havre with Pickup

Etretat Private Tour from Le Havre with Pickup

per group
Operators have paid Viator more to have their experiences featured here

People Also Ask

What is Le Havre known for?

One of France’s most prominent port cities, Le Havre (located in Normandy) was rebuilt by architect Auguste Perret following its heavy bombing during World War II. Owing to its striking architecture, Le Havre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, and its museums, parks, and churches draw crowds.

Is Le Havre worth visiting?

Yes, Le Havre is worth visiting. The port city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered an outstanding example of modernist architecture. The André Malraux Museum of Modern Art and Le Volcan arts center are cultural standouts, and its beach and marina are popular in summer.

Does Le Havre have beaches?

Yes, Le Havre Beach is the city’s primary beach. A long, pebbly beach, it is readily accessible from central Le Havre and is a popular place to stroll (or swim and kayak in summer). The nearby Club Nautique Le Havre offers an open-air, freshwater swimming pool, too.

How far is Le Havre from D-Day beaches?

Le Havre and the D-Day beaches are relatively close together, and both are located on the Normandy coast. The two are approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) apart, and it takes about an hour and 40 minutes to drive from Le Havre to Omaha Beach (public transportation options are limited).

Is Le Havre walkable?

Yes, Le Havre is a very walkable city. Its central Downtown is designed as a grid, making it easy to access, while its ferry port, beach, and major attractions (including the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art and Le Havre Cathedral) can be reached on foot.

Is Le Havre near Paris?

Yes, Le Havre is relatively close to Paris. The two are around 125 miles (200 kilometers) apart. On an average day, it takes two hours to drive between them. A direct train between Le Havre and Paris’ Gare Saint-Lazare takes around 2.5 hours.


Le Havre information

Number of Attractions


Number of Tours


Number of Reviews



Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the top things to do in Le Havre?
What are the top activities in Le Havre?
What are the top things to do near Le Havre?
Check out things to do near Le Havre: