I was born in Le Havre and have come back here to live, I love the urban spaces, sea views and quality of life you find here. Le Havre should be seen against the backdrop of its estuary and a light that inspired the most important Impressionist painters. The whole town is bathed in an interplay of sun, clouds and reflections from the sea and the river Seine, and this invites the walker to explore: from our reconstructed, UNESCO-listed heritage to the new quarters around the docks, the seafront with the MuMa Museum and also my favourite oases of peace and quiet including the Hanging Gardens, Square Saint-Roch and the Japanese garden that embodies a culture that I really admire. For unusual views and the opportunity off the beaten track, let us take a walk that might just take us to the ‘world’s end’. Follow me!
Where I will take you:
• Centre listed as a Unesco World Heritage site
• Seafront: historic districts in Sainte-Adresse
• On a walk from the Hanging Gardens to the reconstructed centre via the beach