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Le Havre, ville d'art et d'histoire

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186, bld Clemenceau 76600 Le Havre / Côte d'Albâtre

Overview

Label Town of Art and History since 2002.






In trhe middle Age, the Seine estuary is under the influence of the arbours of Harfleur and Honfleur. The trade ambitions of François 1er enable the development of Le Havre arbour.







During the 18th century, the town benefits from a prosperity without precedent thanks to trade and colonies.


Louis XVI decide to build a new town in the north. In 1852, Napoléon III decides to create large boulevards.







Le Havre becomes an industrial town linked to the arbour trade and the transatlantic trafic.

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