Le Volcan

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Le Havre , France
place Charles de Gaulle
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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.