Le Havre

Le Havre

Triple call


Le Havre’s port was established in 1517 by King Francis 1. It is accessible 24/24 and has the capacity to host the biggest cruises ships. The port has 3 dedicated cruise berths and can accommodate up to 4 cruise ships. Le Havre benefits from regular calls year-round from a broad range of cruise lines for transit and turnaroud.It is also a convenient repositioning ports to Northern Europe and the Baltic during spring, and the Mediterranean and the Caribbean in Autumn. With the extension of the cruises season, Le Havre is also a safe shelter port in case of bad weather conditions. A diversity of cruise lines set up calls at Le Havre: contemporary, premium and luxury.


Le Havre, World Heritage
In July 2005, UNESCO added Le Havre city center rebuilt by Auguste Perret to the World Heritage List. It is the first 20th century urban settlement in Europe to be added to the World Heritage List.
LH, birthplace of impressionism
Le Havre is a city of Art and History: Malraux Museum (first impressionist collection in France after Orsay Museum in Paris), the Historic showflat, the shipowner’s mansion, the Hanging gardens….
Le Havre, in the Heart of Normandy
Normandy gives the visitor a wonderful choice: the stunning cliffs at Etretat or the long sandy beaches from Caen to Arromanches, the Seine Valley and the Calvados region.
Le Havre, the gateway to Paris
The Louvre with the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ and the Eiffel Tower! Paris the city of love and fashion is the most popular excursion for cruise passengers calling at Le Havre.
2017: Le Havre celebrates 500 years
In 2017, local people and visitors from all over the world will gather for events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the city's founding.

Press releases

Giant walk in Le Havre

A highly anticipated event took place last weekend, as part of the festivities of the 500 years of the foundation of the city and the port: the strolling of the Giants of the Royal de Luxe in the streets of Le Havre. Three days of parade and shows attracted 650,000 people. On Sunday, the locals, many tourists and the passengers of the Sea Princess...Read more

LH, 500 years

The festivities of 500 years began a few days ago. Le Havre Tourism has been promoting this event for months with both the general public and tourism professionals. Beyond its missions and beyond the usual scope of its competences, the Tourist Office's staff was keen to celebrate the half millennium of the destination they promote with passion, in...Read more

1 year of weekly calls of AIDAprima at Le Havre

Today Le Havre is celebrating 1 year of weekly calls of AIDAprima. After a visit at the harbour station, the Le Havre Cruise Club reps invited Captain Jens Janauscheck to a ceremony, at the Shipowner's house, an heritage site of Le Havre. Mrs Laurence Besancenot, Deputy Mayor of Le Havre, handed him a celebration plaque which symbolises the...Read more

Le Havre Cruise Terminal – enhancement of the infrastructures

The growth of the cruise activity at Pointe de Floride is supported by the necessary adaptation of the port infrastructure. Concerned about the quality of its infrastructure and in order to respond to rapid market changes, the Port of Le Havre has started a maintenance program on the Pointe de Floride, a strategic link in the development of...Read more

The economic impact of cruises in Normandy

The Normandy Tourism Board, in partnership with the Normandy cruise destinations Cherbourg, Le Havre, Honfleur and Rouen has just produced a video highlighting the economic impact of cruises on the territory. The clip is in French language because it is aimed to local, regional and national stakeholders (institutions, communities and professionals...Read more