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Le Havre

Le Havre is a city in France located in the northwest region of the country, in the Seine-Maritime department. It is situated at the mouth of the Seine River, on the English Channel. With a population of over 200,000, it is the second-largest city in Normandy after Rouen.

Le Havre is an important port city, and has been a major trading hub since the Middle Ages. It is home to the world’s largest artificial harbor and is a major gateway for international trade. The city is also a major tourist destination, with its beaches, museums, and monuments.

The area has been inhabited since the 5th century BC, when it was known as the Gaulish town of Leucetius. In the 11th century, the city was renamed Le Havre, after a castle built by the Count of Eu. It was an important port during the Hundred Years’ War, and was later fortified by Louis XIV.

During World War II, Le Havre was heavily damaged by Allied bombing raids, with much of the city destroyed. After the war, the city was rebuilt in a modern style, with wide boulevards and a new port.

Today, Le Havre is a vibrant city with a strong economy, based on its port, tourism, and manufacturing. It is also home to several universities, making it an important educational center. The city is also known for its cultural life, with numerous festivals, concerts, and exhibitions taking place throughout the year.

Excursion tips for a day in Le Havre

1. Visit the Tourist Office: Start your day by visiting the Tourist Office in Le Havre and pick up a map and some brochures to help you plan your day.

2. Tour the City Center: Take a walking tour of the city center and explore the many shops, restaurants, and galleries.

3. Visit the Musée Malraux: Spend some time at the Musée Malraux, an art museum with many works by French and international artists.

4. Explore the Old Port: Take a stroll along the Old Port and admire the stunning views of the harbor.

5. Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral: Visit the beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral, a Gothic-style church built in the 19th century.

6. Enjoy a Meal at a Local Restaurant: Stop for a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants in Le Havre.

7. Take a Boat Tour: Take a boat tour of the harbor and get a different perspective of the city.

8. Visit the Normandy Beaches: Spend a day exploring the Normandy Beaches, a must-see for any visitor to Le Havre.

9. Check out the Museums: Spend some time at the many museums in the city, including the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Modern Art.

10. Spend an Evening at the Beach: End your day with a relaxing evening at the beach, watching the sunset over the harbor.

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The climate in Le Havre

Le Havre is a coastal city located in the Normandy region of France. It has a temperate oceanic climate, with mild winters and cool summers. Spring (March to May): Temperatures in spring range from 8-18°C (46-64°F). It is usually quite wet, with rain showers and occasional thunderstorms. Summer (June to August): Temperatures in summer range from 16-24°C (61-75°F). It is usually quite sunny, with some occasional rain showers and thunderstorms. Autumn (September to November): Temperatures in autumn range from 9-17°C (48-63°F). It is usually quite wet, with rain showers and occasional thunderstorms. Winter (December to February): Temperatures in winter range from 3-11°C (37-52°F). It is usually quite cold, with occasional snow showers.

Cruise weather for Le Havre

Our weather forecast for Le Havre helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 9.6 °C
min: 4.5 °C
36.0 m/s
59.8 m/s
99.2 %
18.9 m
84.1 %
998 hPa
08:37:38
17:01:24
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 9.0 °C
min: 7.3 °C
38.2 m/s
63.4 m/s
90.1 %
22.8 m
82.0 %
1,007 hPa
08:38:51
17:01:01
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 7.3 °C
min: 4.9 °C
27.0 m/s
41.2 m/s
83.8 %
22.9 m
85.2 %
1,015 hPa
08:40:02
17:00:41
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 12.0 °C
min: 6.5 °C
47.2 m/s
70.6 m/s
100.0 %
20.7 m
85.7 %
1,001 hPa
08:41:10
17:00:24
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 12.0 °C
min: 9.3 °C
33.5 m/s
49.7 m/s
28.9 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,004 hPa
08:42:17
17:00:10
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 11.7 °C
min: 9.1 °C
53.6 m/s
79.9 m/s
98.1 %
21.9 m
83.3 %
1,007 hPa
08:43:22
17:00:00
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 12.8 °C
min: 9.9 °C
49.0 m/s
61.4 m/s
99.9 %
17.8 m
85.2 %
1,001 hPa
08:44:24
16:59:52
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 11.3 °C
min: 9.2 °C
49.7 m/s
68.8 m/s
81.0 %
20.4 m
83.6 %
1,001 hPa
08:45:24
16:59:48
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 12.5 °C
min: 10.3 °C
44.6 m/s
64.4 m/s
94.2 %
22.2 m
87.0 %
1,008 hPa
08:46:22
16:59:47
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 11.8 °C
min: 10.2 °C
34.2 m/s
52.2 m/s
100.0 %
14.7 m
89.2 %
1,005 hPa
08:47:17
16:59:49
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 13.9 °C
min: 11.3 °C
40.0 m/s
62.3 m/s
98.6 %
24.1 m
80.1 %
997 hPa
08:48:10
16:59:54
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 12.5 °C
min: 8.3 °C
45.7 m/s
58.3 m/s
94.2 %
20.6 m
82.7 %
991 hPa
08:49:00
17:00:02
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 9.7 °C
min: 8.3 °C
47.2 m/s
61.9 m/s
36.7 %
23.9 m
76.7 %
1,005 hPa
08:49:48
17:00:13
Dec. 17th 2023 Dec. 17th 2023 max: 8.9 °C
min: 4.6 °C
27.4 m/s
30.2 m/s
76.0 %
23.0 m
78.2 %
1,022 hPa
08:50:32
17:00:28

Cruises to Le Havre

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Scheduled ship calls in Le Havre , France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 7th 2023 Thursday, 7th of Dec. 2023 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2023 Thursday, 14th of Dec. 2023 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 19th 2023 Tuesday, 19th of Dec. 2023 Mein Schiff 3 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2023 Thursday, 21st of Dec. 2023 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2023 Thursday, 28th of Dec. 2023 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2024 Thursday, 4th of Jan. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Jan. 9th 2024 Tuesday, 9th of Jan. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2024 Thursday, 11th of Jan. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jan. 2024 Norwegian Joy 11:00 am 09:30 pm
Jan. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jan. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Feb. 2024 Norwegian Joy 06:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Feb. 2024 AIDAnova 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Feb. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Feb. 2024 AIDAprima 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Feb. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Mar. 2024 AIDAnova 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Mar. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Mar. 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Mar. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Mar. 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Mar. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Mar. 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Mar. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Mar. 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Mar. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2024 Wednesday, 3rd of Apr. 2024 AIDAnova 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Apr. 3rd 2024 Wednesday, 3rd of Apr. 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Apr. 4th 2024 Thursday, 4th of Apr. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Apr. 11th 2024 Thursday, 11th of Apr. 2024 MSC Euribia 09:00 am 09:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Apr. 2024 AIDAnova 09:30 am 09:30 pm
Apr. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Apr. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Apr. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Apr. 2024 AIDAperla 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Apr. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Apr. 2024 Mein Schiff 3 07:30 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Apr. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Apr. 2024 MSC Poesia 08:00 am 08:00 pm
May 1st 2024 Wednesday, 1st of May 2024 AIDAprima 09:30 am 09:30 pm
May 2nd 2024 Thursday, 2nd of May 2024 Regal Princess 07:00 am 08:00 pm
May 3rd 2024 Friday, 3rd of May 2024 Mein Schiff 4 07:00 am 07:00 pm
May 3rd 2024 Friday, 3rd of May 2024 Norwegian Star 06:30 am 08:00 pm
May 5th 2024 Sunday, 5th of May 2024 Costa Diadema 09:00 am 08:00 pm
May 8th 2024 Wednesday, 8th of May 2024 Norwegian Pearl 06:30 am 10:00 pm
May 9th 2024 Thursday, 9th of May 2024 Anthem of the Seas 08:00 am 08:00 pm
May 9th 2024 Thursday, 9th of May 2024 MSC Preziosa 07:00 am 08:00 pm
May 11th 2024 Saturday, 11th of May 2024 Anthem of the Seas 07:00 am 10:00 pm
May 11th 2024 Saturday, 11th of May 2024 Norwegian Prima 06:15 am 10:00 pm
May 12th 2024 Sunday, 12th of May 2024 Norwegian Getaway 06:00 am 08:00 pm

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