Next to Eurodisney is the new Walt Disney Studio Park which is not to be missed. You can discover old and new movie making techniques as well as experienced live stunt shows.
The port of Le Havre itself was founded in 1517 but King Francois I. It is now the 2nd largest port in France. It is the mouth of the River Seine and Paris is 200 kms away, making Le Havre also the closest point to Paris. Whilst Le Harve is a nice place to visit, we recommend that you consider Honfleur as your first stop, which is a traditional picturesque fishing village just minutes away.
Rouen, the capital of Normandy, is 55 miles south of Le Harve. Rouen has some excellent museums and churches which you can visit and a flea market on Sunday gives you the opportunity to get a bargain and soak up the Normandy ambience.
Le Havre was devastated during the Second World War. But it has since been very nicely rebuilt into a bustling and lively town with a thriving boat and yacht centre as well as being the largest foreign trade port in France. There is also a nice amount of sightseeing and shopping.
Much of the shopping is in the shape of street markets and shopping centres. The main shopping centre, with a covered market and pedestrianised streets is the Quartier Grand Centre. Near to the P&O terminal is the Quartier St Francois which has a fish market every afternoon in addition to charming bars and restaurants. Just past there is the Quartier Notre-Dame-Southampton, offering restaurants, boutiques and hotels. The Quartier St Vincent is five minutes away on foot from the town hall and has traditional boutiques open in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Quartier Thiers-Coty has a market open at the same time, in addition to boutiques, department stores and shops. If you are in Le Havre on other days, the Quartier Rond-Point is open Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings and is near to the railway station.
There are two hypermarkets at Le Havre. One called Auchan - selling bread, cheese, wines, seafood, kitchenware and sportswear, and is found by going through Tunnel Jenner after Haute Ville having followed signs for Gare SNCF. The other is called Leclerc which is in Gonfreville, about 10 miles from Le Havre.
You should also sample some of the lovely restaurants - ranging from seafood to creperies to brasseries to saladeries and pizzerias. These are mostly within a walk of the waterfront.