The city is accessible by train from Paris – a journey which takes around two hours - and by car, Le Havre having benefited from the Pont de Normandie which runs over the Seine estuary. However, in the peak of summer this road can get very busy. The city’s airport provides flights to 200 world destinations, while ferries run to both Newhaven and Portsmouth in England.
The Quartier St-François has many gastronomic outlets to suit all tastes and budgets, and for French cuisine, Jean Luc Tartarin and Le Lyonnais are just two of many. For hot chocolate lovers, located near Hotel de Ville Chocolate Passion is an amazing salon where you can go and sample the world’s premium hot chocolate.
‘At All Tastes’ is an exhibition held at the Natural History Museum in Old Market Square, from April to November 2012, which really is all about the sensation of taste. This exhibition is all about harnessing the human’s other senses - smell, touch etc. The Cultural Program and Read In Le Havre are just two of the city's many other major events.
Thanks to its regeneration, Le Havre wass aded to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This honour essentially acknowledges the ‘innovative utilization of concrete's potential.’ Despite the events of World War II and the damage the city suffered, Le Havre has become one of very few modern day European World Heritage Sites.