Le Havre district - the colour of nature...
12 itineraries for discovering a wealth of attractions !
From Gonfreville-l'Orcher, a medieval and baroque castle overlooking the Seine estuary to the remarkable manors in Saint-Martin-du-Manoir and Fontenay, the prestigious Montivilliers abbey, and the Roman church in Mannevillette (Notre-Dame), the Gothic church in Harfleur (Saint-Martin), considered to be a flagship of the Pays de Caux in the 19th century, and Fontaine-la-Mallet (Saint-Valery) with unique contemporary architecture - there is a wide selection!
Not to mention the originality and elegance of the dovecotes whose beauty lies in the combination of brick and stone with white and black flint used for decorative patterns for the pleasure of passers-by.
And finally, the particularity of the “clos masures”, orchards surrounded by single or double rows of beech trees.
By the sea, along the coast, Cap de la Hève (Sainte-Adresse) marks the beginning of 130km of cliffs known as the Côte d'Albâtre or alabaster coast, with valleys (Cauville-sur-Mer, Octeville-sur-Mer) stretching down to pebbly beaches.
Inland, an 800-hectare green lung including the Hanging Gardens, Montgeon Forest, Rouelles Park provides sites for promenades, recreational activities, sport and relaxation for the local Le Havre district population.