Though Le Havre is usually thought of as a place to get on or off a ship, there is a bit more to this major seaport.
It is situated at the mouth of the Seine River, on the English channel in the upper Normandy region of the country. The town's name means the port in French, and its important distinction is that it has always served as the harbor for the city of Paris, with goods being transferred between oceangoing ships and barges on the Seine. It's a good base station for exploring m... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.