Furnished in impeccable early-1950s style, this lovingly furnished bourgeois apartment can be visited on a one-hour guided tour that...
Perret’s masterful, 107m-high Église St-Joseph, visible from all over town, was built using bare concrete from 1951 to 1959. Some 13,000...
This luminous modern space houses a truly fabulous collection of impressionist works – the finest in France outside Paris – by masters...
Food stalls at Le Havre’s main market include a fromagerie; there’s also a small supermarket. Situated a block west of Le Volcan.
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Le Volcan information
Le Havre’s most conspicuous landmark, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and opened in 1982, is also the city’s premier cultural venue. One look and you’ll understand how it got its name, which means ‘the volcano’. After extensive renovations the complex should reopen in 2015, with new performance spaces and an ultramodern mediathèque (multimedia library). Situated at the western end of the Bassin du Commerce, the city centre’s former port.