The first 20th-century urban center in Europe to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, downtown Le Havre is magnificent. The genius behind the design was architect Auguste Perret, a "poet in concrete" who was both traditional and innovative in his approach. He successfully rose to the challenge to reinvent the city center, seeking inspiration in architectural tradition and drawing on his own strong desire for modernization.
It only takes a few minutes to drive from the pier to the city center, where your guided walking tour begins. Along the way, you will pass countless architectural gems, including the Town Hall, Saint Roch gardens, Avenue Foch, Saint Joseph church, Rue Emile Renouf, Boulevard Clemenceau, Malraux museum, Rue de Paris, Le Volcan, Auguste Perret Square and Rue Victor Hugo. Afterwards, you can stay in the city center (only on weekdays) to shop or join the shuttle and return to the ship.
Important Note: It is approximately 2.5 miles walking on even surfaces and some steps.