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Le Havre


Le Havre is a city in the region of Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie) in France. The city is an important seaport, and the port-of-call for oceanliners making the transatlantic crossing to or from France. As of the 1999 census Le Havre had a population of 190,905.


Key Facts about Le Havre


Here are some facts about Le Havre:
  1. Le Havre is a city in the region of Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie) in France.

  2. As of the 1999 census Le Havre had a population of 190,905.

  3. The city and port of Le Havre were founded by King François I in 1517.

  4. Le Havre is the second busiest port in France in terms of total traffic (after Marseille. It is also France's busiest container port.

  5. Le Havre is an important seaport, and the port-of-call for oceanliners making the transatlantic crossing to or from France.

  6. Le Havre was severely damaged during World War II.

  7. Auguste Perret led the postwar reconstruction of Le Havre usin reinforced concrete. In 2005, his postwar reconstruction of central Le Havre was designated a UNESCO world heritage site.



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Le Havre Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)

Verlag Inkmap
Released: 2014-08-08
Kindle Edition (301 pages)

Le Havre Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)
 
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INKMAP 'Le Havre' brings interactive maps to your eReader. An extensive list of restaurants, hotels, bars and museums selected by the editors, along with an alphabetical street directory, are directly linked to the respective detailed maps. INKMAP maps are specially optimized for eInk-Reader with touchscreen. They are high-contrast and contain three zoom levels. You can find more information, video tutorials and assistance at our website. With your purchase, you support OpenStreetMap: 10% of the proceeds will be donated to these organizations. We welcome feedback. Let us know what sort of map you want and help us improve INKMAP: www.inkmap.com

Lonely Planet Normandy & Brittany (Travel Guide Chapter)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2016-03-01
Kindle Edition (469 pages)

Lonely Planet Normandy & Brittany (Travel Guide Chapter)
 
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Lonely Planet Normandy & Brittany is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this region. Follow the course of the WWII invasion on Normandy's beaches, devour caramel-doused buckwheat pancakes in Brittany or experience postwar modernism at its most elegant in Le Havre, all with your trusted travel companion. Begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Normandy & Brittany:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, arts, food, architecture
  • Useful features - includes Need to Know, First Time, Eat and Drink like a Local, Travel with Children, Outdoor Activities

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to recommendations' websites
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Normandy & Brittany is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled in this particular region of France.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet France for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Michelin Map No. 513 Normandy (Normandie) France, Le Havre, Caen and Surrounding Area, Scale 1:200,000 (French Edition)

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Michelin Map No. 513 Normandy (Normandie) France, Le Havre, Caen and Surrounding Area, Scale 1:200,000 (French Edition)
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Recognized for more than a century for clarity, accuracy and detail even the military has relied Michelin maps Michelin offers over 200 selections for cities, regions and countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In-house cartographers, or mapmakers produce each map and atlas and leave no stone unturned. Everything from major roads to the tiniest routes is depicted on Michelin maps to allow travelers to go off the beaten path with confidence. What makes Michelin maps and atlases stand out? Michelin maps are frequently updated and specifically designed with travelers in mind. Michelin's cartography, user-friendly format and cross-referencing abilities with its renowned guidebook collections are paramount. The clear, clean and uncluttered style of Michelin maps is compounded with extreme attention to detail covering scenic roads, footpaths, panoramic views, emergency telephones, road widths and more. It's this kind of detail that can, for example, help North American tourists avoid surprises while traveling down narrow roads that are often hundreds of years old. Buildings, monuments, park trails and government offices are highlighted, too. When it comes to ease of use, Michelin has really done its homework. Michelin maps and the patented Michelin fold make it a snap to refold, even with one hand on the wheel. All Michelin atlases are available in spiral format, too. That's the number one binding preference according to independent consumer research. Michelin's unique cross-referencing system also makes mapping out travelers trips a cinch. Maps and guides throughout the Michelin collection work together with universal symbols directing to more information.

Le Havre to Cherbourg, Normandy at D-Day 1944

By Earl McElfresh

McElfresh Map Co.
Released: 2004-05-15
Map (1 pages)

Le Havre to Cherbourg, Normandy at D-Day 1944
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The largest amphibious landing in military history involving United States, British, Canadian, Polish, and Free French forces. This operation helped pave the way for ending Hitler's thousand year Reich 988 years early. Scale on principal map: 2"=5 miles Map Image: 45" x 23½" Overall size: 48" x 26" Description: The principal map encompasses the entire D-Day area, from Cherbourg to the Bay of Seine, and deep into Normandy to show Coutances, St. Lo, Caen and Lisieux. The reverse side features a description of the American Engineer Model Making Detachment and the British V-Section and includes rare photographs of their three dimensional map models.

Taking a Line for a Walk: 1100 Miles on Foot, Le Havre to Rome

By Christopher Lambert

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Taking a Line for a Walk: 1100 Miles on Foot, Le Havre to Rome
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Chirs Lambert decided to walk solo across Europe from Le Havre, France to Rome, Italy. He drew a blue line across a map of Europe and seventy one walking days and 1,100 miles later, with a small rucksack he arrived in the Eternal City. A sketchbook and pencils were his journey long companions.

Michelin Le Havre/Dieppe/Amiens, France Map No. 52 (Michelin Maps & Atlases)

By Michelin Travel Publications

Michelin Travel Publications
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An annually updated, detailed map of le Havre, Dieppe, and Amiens, showing primary and secondary road networks across the region, local services and many tourist attractions. Scale: 1/200,000 - 1cm=2km Legend/Key in French

Rouen / Le Havre: IGN.V107

Institut Geographique National
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Le Havre/New York

By Christian Cleres

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