Le Havre, World Heritage Site

Ancien Havre

Traces of old Le Havre

During the traumatic destruction of the city, a few gems were spared. Auguste Perret organized his urban project around the buildings spared by the bombings. Therefore the lay-out of old streets like Rue de Paris and Avenue Foch were kept, the Museum of Natural History was carefully given prominence, as well as the historic docks which make up part of the city’s identity.