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Le Havre, cruise port
First French cruise port of the Manche Atlantic Channel, Le Havre Patrimoine Mondial, cradle of the impressionism takes up with his prestigious past, forged at the time of the transatlantic liners. The port of Le Havre arranges infrastructures allowing to welcome, 24 hours a day, the biggest liners of the world.
Le Havre knew a strong evolution during the last years. With 119 stopovers and more of 255 ' 000 passengers in 2014, double, triple stopovers, even quadruple multiply and the season lengthens. Formerly considered as a port of repositioning in spring and in autumn, Le Havre, The Gateway to Paris, appears now on the regular routes of the cruise companies. The wealth of the tourist offer about the impressionistic theme, the diversity of the sites of Normandy and the closeness of Paris also contributed to attract a diversity of companies : contemporary, premium and luxury cruise.