Friday, February 26, 2021 - 02:40 by le-havre
New in Le Havre!
First edition of the Festival Café Fitzroy Coffee and the “Stopover of Australia”
This festival around the theme “coffee” will be organized in 2021 for the first time, taking place in the freshly renovated historical fish market hall in city-centre.
From the 23rd to 29th August 2021 you will be able to enjoy several activities and workshops, for example a roasting demonstration in collaboration with Le Havre’s roasters, the possibility to purchase products “Made in Le Havre”, enjoy music events or even taking part in a mini barista competition. The admission is free.
Coffee and Le Havre?
Coffee plays actually an important role in the city’s history. An adventure that began in 1728 when the first coffee beans arrived from the West Indies at the port of Le Havre. Coffee has long been the wealth of Le Havre, from this activity, storage docks and numerous burn houses were born. The docks (nowadays the Shopping mall Docks Vauban and the Carré des Docks) around the Paul-Vatine basin were used in particular as storage for coffee and are today for sure worth a visit.
Every two years, the Transat Jacques-Vabre, the famous international sailing race, leaves from Le Havre on the historical “coffee route”. In 2021 for the first time to Martinique.
Le Havre forges strong artistic, cultural and historical links with Australia. Exhibitions and activities will be organized in the field of sport, commerce, gastronomy form 7 June to 7 November 2021.
The Museum of Natural History will unveil an exhibition of Australians first nation, as part of three collections of aboriginal art. Also, follow the kangaroo footprints on a 10k circuit in and around the town-centre of Le Havre. This event is support by the long-distance runner Patrick MALANDAIN who holds the world record for crossing Australia.