Apartment Hotels in Le Havre
The biggest city of the Normandy Le Havre
With a population of 175.000 inhabitants the city of Le Havre is the biggest city of the Normandy. It is located right by the river Seine and the port of Le Havre is the second largest in France after the port of Marseille. The port has an important economic function as it offers a gate from continental Europe to the United Kingdom.
The city’s history dates back to the 16th century. However, it was never free from downturns. Conflicts with the English, religious wars, natural disasters and epidemics had a negativ influx on Le Havre’s economic development. After the Allies’ invasion of the Normandy in 1944, Le Havre was severely bombed. The architect Auguste Perret dedicated himself fully to the city of Le Havre and rebuilt the city almost entirely. Thereafter, Le Havre positioned itself as an economically stable city and had an important function during the the golden age of the oil, chemical and automotive industries. In the new millennium the port was further extended in order to compete with other ports from Northern Europe. The UNESCO declared Le Havre’s city center as a World Heritage Site in 2005, which is especially interesting to guests in our apartment hotels in Le Havre’s old town.
Sightseeing near the apartment hotels in Le Havre
Guests in our apartment hotels in Le Havre will observe that Le Havre is unlike any other French city. As Le Havre had to be rebuilt in the post-war period, modern architecture dominates the city. As already mentioned, the architect August Perret rebuilt the city of Le Havre with full dedication. Accordingly, the style of the various buildings is in great harmony. When doing sightseeing near the apartment hotels in Le Havre, you should definitely check out the Church of St. Joseph. Unlike other churches, this church is very bright and airy. The stained glass windows are remarkable.
Furthermore, we highly recommend guests in our apartment hotels in Le Havre to visit the so-called Volcan. This building has a shape of a volcano and today serves as one of the biggest cultural centers in France. It serves as a place of theatres, films and musical performances. People staying in our apartment hotels in Le Havre should definitely plan one of these activities in the Volcan.
Le Havre can be deemed a city of modern arts. Still, the most important museum in Le Havre – the popular Musée Malraux – is known for its collection of impressionist painters. Paintings of the famous impressionist Monet are among this collection. One must note that guests in the apartment hotels in Le Havre will also have the opportunity to check out ceramics from the Normandy and artefacts in Ivory in this museum.
Restaurants in Le Havre
It is true that most of the featured apartment hotels in Le Havre come with a fully equipped kitchens. However, we know from experience that after a long day of work or sightseeing, some people staying in our aparthotels prefer going out for dinner over cooking their favorite meal at home. Le Havre offers a great number of neat restaurants and bistros. Due to its location by the sea, Le Havre’s restaurants serve excellent fish. The Frensh cuisine and international cuisines are also strongly represented in many restaurants. We recommend the following restaurants to everyone prefering a restaurant over a home-made meal in one of the apartment hotels in Le Havre:
The Taverne Paillette is a typical Frensh restaurant, which offers tasty dishes and a friendly atmosphere. Guests staying in our apartment hotels in Le Havre can eat fish, seafood plates, different meat variations and much more. Beer lovers will be amazed by the fact that the Taverne Paillette also serves its own beer. The recipe dates back to the year 1596. Highly recommendable to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Le Havre!
Address: 22 Rue Georges Braque
Telephone: +33 2 35 41 31 50
Restaurant Le Saint Georges
The restaurant Le Saint Georges is known for its fish plates and its Italian dishes. Eating in this restaurant in Le Havre means pure pleasure, as you will find yourself in a neat restaurant with a great service. The restaurant is located right by the sea. This is the reason why we recommend this restaurant to guests in our apartment hotels in Le Havre.
Address: 1 rue Frederic Bellanger
Telephone: +33 2 35 43 44 45
Doing Groceries in Le Havre
If you feel like cooking the fully equipped kitchen in our apartment hotels in Le Havre, the only prep-work you need to do is buy the necessary ingredients. There are various supermarkets, bakeries and butchers in Le Havre. Guests in our apartment hotels in Le Havre can get most ingredients for their favorite meal there. Still, if you want to get in touch with local food and people we highly recommend going to one of the markets in Le Havre!
Le Huit Fermes – Farmers Market
Le Huit Fermes is a famous farmers market located outside of Le Havre. Here you can get eggs, vegetables, fruits, meat, cheese and much more from different regional farmers. If you feel like buying local ingredients for the meal in one of the apartment hotels in Le Havre, this farmers market is the place to go. The market is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Bear in mind that you have to take public transport or the car to get there.
Address: Route nationale 15, 76700 Gonfreville-l’Orcher, Frankreich
Telephone: +33 2 35 20 61 25
Activities near the apartment hotels in Le Havre
If you stay in one of our apartment hotels in Le Havre for business purposes, you definitely want to plan your activities during your days off. Tourists staying in our aparthotels may also want to add some flexibility to the schedule and plan some activities apart from sightseeing. This is the reason why we recommend the following activities to everyone staying in our apartment hotels in Le Havre:
Hiking in the surroundings of Le Havre
If you want to escape the city during the stay in one of the apartment hotels in Le Havre, we highly recommend hiking in the surroundings of Le Havre. Le Havre is surrounded by beautiful forrests and castles. The baroque castle Montivilliers provides great views on the estuary of the Seine. Other historic buildings will wait for you during your hike to this beautiful castle. Furthermore, we highly recommend hiking along the coast. The Cape de la Heve marks the start of the 130 km long cliff of the Alabaster Coast. We urge everyone in our apartment hotels in Le Havre to experience the beauty of Le Havre’s surroundings.
A summer day at the Beach
If you feel like relaxing or taking a rest, we highly recommend checking out the beach of Le Havre in summer. Take a refreshing bath in the Atlantic Sea and get distraction from your work life. Also tourists staying in our apartment hotels in Le Havre are welcome to check out the beach of Le Havre after a long day of sightseeing.