Do you feel like a Sunday afternoon with a difference, an unusual, voyage, an amusing 90-minute escapade... with the Lezard river as your guide.
Then head for Le Havre station. But be sure to have reserved your ticket at the Tourist Office before, because places are limited.
Once through the waiting room, here you are on the platform. The “locolezarde” and its driver are waiting for you.
A last call for snails and late-comers : climb aboard ! climb aboard !
The doors are going to close. Climb abord. Direction Rolleville !
Passengers embark in the carriage reserved for them.
Our story-teller kindly checks the tickets.
The whistle blows and the train moves off.
Let’s start with a short summary of the history of Le Havre station. Do you remember the Jean Renoir film “La Bete Humaine” with Jean Gabin (if you would like to see an extract, you can download it for free with the Tourist Information Office’s application “Le Havre grand ecran”) …and here we talk about Vauban canal, and we are already at Graville, (our first stop) where Perret left his mark too. Then the train starts off again, a view of the abbey and her Black Madonna, the two stadiums almost face to face, and here we are at medieval Harfleur, with St Martin church and its church tower which is a magnificent landmark. The Lezarde also gives rise to talk about fauna, flora, watermills, market gardens - all about nature, before travelling back in time to another secular abbey, the abbey of Montivilliers. Then we pass through Epouville, and arrive at our terminus, Rolleville where we have a short 10-minute pause before embarking on the return voyage with more rich and varied commentary...but we’re not going to give it all away.
Office de Tourisme de l'Agglomération Havraise
186 boulevard Clemenceau.
Ph. : + 33 (0) 02 32 74 04 04
Minimum age 12
Singe tariff : €6 per person
Dates : Every Sunday from Easter to All Saints
Meet at : 3.15pm in the hall of Le Havre station
Outbound journey 3.30pm / Return at 5pm
This activity is proposed in association with the SNCF and LIA