Le Havre

Le Havre is a large port town in the Normandy region of north-west France.

A beacon to great modern architecture and a popular holiday resort thanks to its long and well-equipped beach

Le Havre is a large port town in the Normandy region of northwest France. The name ‘Le Havre’ simply translates as ‘the harbor’, reflecting the status of this active maritime city, which boasts the oldest sailing club in France.

Le Havre was almost flattened during WWII, but today is a beacon to great modern architecture and a popular vacation resort thanks to its long and well-equipped beach. Once your luxury MSC cruise ship has docked in Le Havre you can either choose to explore this appealing and modern French city or venture with us further afield on one of our excursion packages.

Worth pointing out to art-lovers is the Andre Malraux Museum, with a world-class collection of great French paintings including works by Dufy, Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Gaugin and Sisley; it is worth leaving the ship for this alone. We have two very memorable day trips available from Le Havre, including the outing to the Normandy Landing Beaches, sure to be an unforgettable day out for history fans.

For a completely different experience, join us in France’s capital city Paris, known as the ‘city of light’. Le Havre is a great starting point for many destinations including the cathedral city of Rouen and the charming seaside resort of Honfleur.

Our excursions not only help you achieve great deals on local sights but are planned around the highlights of your chosen destination, to help you make the most of your vacation time

Cruise to Le Havre - France - Ocean Voyages - MSC Cruises


The port is located a few hundred metres from the city centre. The Cruise terminal offers many services including public phone, bars, and WI-FI access.

Port average temperature

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Average high °C6681013161818171397
Average low °C335710121515131175
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