Normandy, France

Le Havre ‘Runseeing’ Tour

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Le Havre is France’s largest port city after Marseille, with a city center that was largely rebuilt after the damage from WWII. We’ve put together a terrific ‘runseeing’ tour of Le Havre, showcasing the seafront promande, paths around the port, and a jaunt through the city center.

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Start at the Tourism office, and take the 0.5 km  jaunt out to lighthouse. Then run north along the wide seafront promenade, which goes for 2.5 km to the Palais Des Régates event venue. Then, retrace your steps back to downtown. The next section along Bl. Clemenceau to the esplanade path around the port/marina, passing the Museum of Modern Art André Malraux, crossing the pedestrian bridge of the Basin de Commerce. The final 1.5 km is nice section through the historic center of Le Havre, along Bl. de Strasbourg/Av. Foch, taking you through the two lovely squares: Hotel de Ville (city hall) and Square St.-Roch.

Shorter Option: The lighthouse/seafront promenade is 7 km out and back.

Longer Option: Can explore some additional paths around the marina/port.

Essentials
  • 11.5 km (7.1 miles); Shorter option: Seafront promenade is 7 km out and back
  • 31m (101 feet)
  • Le Havre tourism office at the port

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Essentials
  • 11.5 km (7.1 miles); Shorter option: Seafront promenade is 7 km out and back
  • 31m (101 feet)
  • Le Havre tourism office at the port