Would you like to go to Le Havre during your next vacations? A camping trip to Etretat is also an opportunity to explore the different facets of the Seine-Maritime. Not far from the breathtaking landscapes offered by Étretat and its famous cliffs, lies Le Havre and its rich maritime, architectural and cultural heritage. L’Aiguille Creuse campsite takes you to discover a port city that is worth a visit!
What to do and what to see in Le Havre ?
The ideas of visits in Le Havre will not miss ! Second largest French port after Marseille, the city is full of activities and visits to make. Between its port, its museums, its historical monuments, its coastline and its gardens, you are spoilt for choice.
Visit the port of Le Havre
A stopover in Le Havre offers visitors the opportunity to discover its port and especially the Port Center. From this interpretation center, visitors can follow a guide to discover the port world.
Explore the city’s museums
With its many museums, lovers of cultural visits will be spoilt for choice ! Among the museum visits not to be missed, it is also possible to visit :
- Le Portique, a space for contemporary art and graphic design;
- The Muma, the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art;
- Finally, the Musée Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville will immerse you in the history of the city and its port.
Discover the architectural heritage
The lovers of old stones will have, as for them, all the leisure to stroll in the city and to join the monuments which are parts of the history of Le Havre.
It is possible to join :
- The Abbey of Graville, a true masterpiece of Romanesque artfrom the Merovingian period, which belongs to the Museums of Art and History of Le Havre. You will also find collections;
- Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 16th century on the remains of a wooden chapel, the cathedral is characterized by its different styles such as late Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque;
- The Church of Saint Martin;
- The Church of Saint Joseph.
By leaving the center of Le Havre to join its coast, the visitors will be able to make beautiful discoveries there too. Indeed, a walk along the seaside will also allow you to reach the beach, but especially to contemplate the architecture of the splendid villas which overhang it. The Villa Maritime is a perfect example of this, having hosted the third Biennale of Contemporary Art. Not far from the Villa Maritime, extend your stroll by joining another building which is worth the detour, the superb Château des Gadelles.
Take a walk in the city’s gardens
For a natural and exotic interlude, go to the Japanese garden of Le Havre. Materializing, the friendly relations between the port of Le Havre and that of Osaka, this garden can be discovered in visit (on reservation with the tourist office of Le Havre). The visit of the gardens of Le Havre can also lead you to the Square Saint Roch. With an area of 2 hectares, it is the ideal place for a romantic stroll.
Where to stay at the campsite near Le Havre ?
30 km from Le Havre, the Aiguille Creuse campsite welcomes you 5 km from the cliffs of Étretat for your stay in Seine-Maritime. Ideally located to take advantage of the beauty of the region and its multiple activities, you will find on site accommodation for all desires.