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Le Havre is one of the largest ports in Europe; its the primary French port for foreign trade and containers, and the number two French oil terminal. But Le Havre is also a pleasant seaside resort that has maintained the Pavillon Bleu label (a French award for ports that meet certain environmental conditions) since 1999.

The pre-war vestiges sit alongside some interesting 20th century architecture which reached a highpoint in 1981 with the inauguration of the Maison de la Culture, a cultural centre and man-made "volcano" designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Yet however rich the ...Read more