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Le Havre Ferry Port Directions

DFDS Seaways ferry Terminal Address (Le Havre Ferry Port):

DFDS Seaways
Terminal de la citadelle
Quai Auguste Brostrom
76600 LE HAVRE

GPS: 49.485090, 0.114490

By Car:

The Normandy Bridge links Le Havre to the rest of France. Le Havre is approximately 200km from Paris. Take the A29 or A13 motorways and then A131. Follow the signs to the DFDS Seaways Car Ferry terminal, the “Citadelle”, which is close to the town centre.

By Coach:

Buses marked “Centre Ville” take you into town centre, just 10 minutes away from the Ferry port. Bus stops are located near the entrance to the port..

By Rail:

Le Havre SNCF train station is just a few minutes away from the ferry terminal, either on foot or by taxi. There are also shuttle buses to and from Le Havre train station to the ferry terminal.  
From Le Havre there are SNCF regional trains and also frequent services to Paris with a journey time of just over 2 hours.

KEY DISTANCES

  • Caen: 80 km (50 m)
  • Deauville: 25 km (15 m)
  • Mont Saint Michel: 160 km (100 m)
  • Paris: 200 km (124 m)
  • Disneyland Paris: 230 km (143 m)
  • Rouen: 60 km (37 m)

Le Havre Port

The busy port of Le Havre is situated at the mouth of the River Seine in the heart of Normandy and is less than 200 km from Paris. Le Havre offers tourists unique architecture, nightlife and close proximity to magnificent beaches and picturesque countryside.

The city dates back to 1517 and was the principal trading post of France's northern coast. It became particularly affluent during, and after the American War of Independence due to the importation of goods such as cotton, sugar and tobacco.

The Ferry Port:

Le Havre port is the second largest in France in terms of traffic and benefits from direct motorways linking to Rouen, Paris and the north of France. Via the famous “Normandy Bridge”, Honfleur, Deauville, Cotentin, le Mont Saint-Michel and the beaches of Normandy are all easily accessible. It is a multi-purpose commercial port with many terminals and is equipped to process all types of cargo along with providing the traditional passenger services as well.

DFDS Seaways has exclusive use of the Citadelle ferry terminal, which has key passenger facilities such as;

  • Reception desk
  • Toilets
  • Seating Area
  • Vending Facilities
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Facilities for Disabled Persons
  • Tourist Information

Car Parking Facilities:

The terminal provides both short and long term parking facilities, and also provides conveniently located spaces for disabled drivers. For further information regarding the car parking facilities, please call 0 825 304 304 or (+) 33 140 66 1717.

Wifi connection:

The Le Havre terminal provides free, unlimited Wifi.

Things to Do/Visit:

The city was totally destroyed during World War II and was rebuilt by Auguste Perret, known as the “poet of reinforced concrete” between 1945 and 1964.

A stroll through the city centre, which is close to the DFDS Seaways terminal, gives visitors the chance to admire the diversity of colour and form in this decidedly modern city. Le Havre as a seafront resort offers a range of water sports. However, those feeling less intrepid can simply enjoy a walk along the beautiful beach. At night, Le Havre transforms itself as the whole city centre lights up, confirming Le Havre as an extremely beautiful holiday destination.

  • André Malraux Museum: 
    A magnificent collection of Impressionist paintings is exhibited here.
  • Saint Joseph Church: 
    Built in 1957, this church towers at 106 metres. It stands like a light house in the city centre and is dedicated to the memory of those killed in the bombings of World War II. 6500 stain-glass windows adorn the interior.
  • Maison de l’Armeteur: 
    This building with its octagonal centre-piece is one of the many architectural masterpieces in Le Havre.
  • Natural History Museum: 
    Located in a former courthouse dating back to the 18th century, it has an exceptional collection of naturalistic drawings, mainly from the 19th century. There is also a lot on offer to keep the kids busy too.
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral:
    Built in 1575, it represents some of the architectural grandeur of the 16th century.
  • Le Volcan:
    Le Volcan, built in 1982, is a more modern addition to the city. A work of art by Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, it is in the shape of a volcano and houses both a theatre and a cinema.

Places to Eat and Drink:

Le Havre is a city receptive to foreign cultures and you will find this evident from the variety of cuisines on offer. Along with regional specialties such as crepes and the Provencal cuisine, you will also find restaurants serving Caribbean, North African, American, Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

Places to Stay:

Whether you’re planning a short break or a longer stay, there is a wide range of accommodation on offer: from intimate B&Bs to more luxurious hotels.

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