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Practical Information

Prepare your stay

From the time you start planning your trip up to your arrival in Le Havre, we have plenty of tips on how to explore the city, the Discovery Tours and the best places to eat and sleep.

During A Summer in Le Havre, there will be a number of different tours to help you discover the city, depending on what interests you, how you plan to get around and how long you will be here. Imagine, from sunrise to sunset, taking in the city’s works of art, visiting brand new exhibitions in some exceptional venues, observing the urban landscape...

Looking for a custom weekend deal for your couple or family? Contact the tourist office: they can help you find the accommodation you want and make your stay a success, whether you are after a Perret-style apartment, a designer hotel or an establishment full of charm with its own spa. Downtown, by the beach or in a more unexpected location, our cafe owners and restauranteurs will show you another side of the city during an aperitif with friends or as you sample the fish, seafood, cheeses, desserts and other delicacies that make the reputation of Normandy’s cuisine. With A Summer in Le Havre, you’ll want to stay longer!

The Office de Tourisme Le Havre - Normandie Web Site

Getting here

Visit Le Havre however you please - on foot, bicycle, in a boat, on the tram or by bus. Our park-and-ride service combines easy parking with public transport for fast access to the city center, the beach and other parts of town using Lia, the Le Havre conurbation transport network.

BY TRAIN
Paris-Rouen-Le Havre intercity service (2 hrs. 15 mins)
TGV Lyon-Rouen-Le Havre (4 hrs. 40 mins) and Marseille (6 hrs. 30 mins)

BY BUS
L39 Express Caen Le Havre — 1h30
L50 Lisieux — 1h20
L20 Caen par la côte via Deauville — 3h00

ROAD AND HIGHWAYS
A13 Paris-Rouen-Caen — 2 hrs. 30 mins
A29 Amiens — 2 hrs.

BY BOAT
Le Havre: river and sea cruise port
Portsmouth (cross-Channel service)

EUROPE AND INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS
Easy access from the airports:
Le Havre/Octeville
Deauville
Paris Beauvais — Paris Orly — Paris Roissy

GETTING AROUND LE HAVRE

BUSES AND TRAMS
Information and sales
LiA outlets
(Monday-Saturday, 7am-7pm*)
La Boutique
9 rue René Coty, (Hôtel de Ville)
The Station
bus station forecourt, (Gares)

At tram stops
Ticket-vending machines

From your bus driver
(only valid for 1 hour or 1 day)
Prices: €1.80 for a 1-hour ticket,
€13.50 for 10 x 1-hour tickets
multi, €4.20 per day

* La Boutique has shorter opening
hours on Saturdays and during school
holidays.

THE FUNICULAR
This connects Le Havre’s high and low town. The journey takes about 3 minutes between the high station (rue Félix Faure) and the low station (place Thiers).

Opening Hours
Monday-Saturday, 7.30am-9pm,
Sundays and holidays 7.30am-7.30pm
Connections
High station: lines 1, 3, 5, 6, 7
(G. Lafaurie)
Low station: lines 2 (R.Coty), 1,3, 5, 7 (Place Thiers)

Price: 50 cents
Closed July 15-August 11

transports-lia.fr
Real-time schedules available
on the LiA app

BICYCLE RENTAL SERVICES

Bicycle rental service / Railway station
Bus station exit, near the bicycle park
Opening hours
From 15th April to 14th September 2019
From Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm

Bicycle rental service / The Beach
Travelling rental station
13-16 Boulevard Albert 1er

Opening hours
From 15th June to 15th September : everyday, from 10 am to 8 pm
Standard bicycle short-term rental service

Prices
Daily rental :
- Standard bicycle : free ;
- Folding bicycle : 8 € ;
- Electric bicycle : 10 €.

Information and booking : please contact (+33) 02 35 22 34 33

Bike hire / city center

Place Perret
76600 Le Havre
June 1-October 8
Every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bike hire / beach

Opposite the tram terminus
Boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
June 3-October 8 : Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
July 1-September 1: every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES

La Boutique
9, rue René Coty
76600 Le Havre
From Monday to Friday, 7am:7pm
On Saturdays and holidays, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

From 07/17/2017 to 08/14/2017, 7/7, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

Closed on August 15

BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES

La Station
1 cours La Fayette
76600 Le Havre
From Monday to Saturday, 7am:7pm
Bike hire / city center
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
June 1-October 8
Every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bike hire / beach
Opposite the tram terminus
Boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
June 3-October 8 : Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
July 1-September 1: every day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES
La Boutique
9, rue René Coty
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
From Monday to Friday, 7am:7pm
On Saturdays and holidays, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

From 07/17/2017 to 08/14/2017, 7/7, 10am-00:30pm and 1:30-5pm

Closed on August 15
BUS/TRAMWAY INFO AND TICKET SALES
La Station
1 cours La Fayette
76600 Le Havre

Opening hours
From Monday to Saturday, 7am:7pm

Visitor Center and info desks

Welcome to Le Havre !

Upon your arrival, we strongly recommend you visit the A Summer in Le Havre Visitor Centre. It is the starting point of the 3 Discovery Tour and it gathers all the information you need to take full advantage of the A Summer in Le Havre celebrations.

Situated within walking distance from the beach, the Office de Tourisme Le Havre - Normandie Web Site will also give you all the information you need to make the most of your cultural journey.

Visitor Centre Un Été au Havre 2018

125, rue Victor Hugo
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Tél. : 06 58 28 20 45
Entrée libre
Tous les jours de 10h à 19h

Tourist Information Center

186, boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
7/7 from 9:30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm (all day long on stopover days)
Visitor Centre Un Été au Havre 2018
125, rue Victor Hugo
Place Perret
76600 Le Havre

Tél. : 06 58 28 20 45
Opening hours
Entrée libre
Tous les jours de 10h à 19h
Tourist Information Center
186, boulevard Clemenceau
76600 Le Havre
Opening hours
7/7 from 9:30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm (all day long on stopover days)

Accessibility

Each Discovery Tour, artwork, event, will display pictograms associated to various impairments. These pictograms will make it easier for visitors with impairments to plan their trips with confidence. For any question related to accessibility to artworks, exhibitions, and cultural and heritage sites, please visit the Summer In Le Havre Visitor Centre or contact the City of Le Havre by phone ((+33) 02 35 19 44 33) or by e-mail at servicehandicap@lehavre.fr.