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Le Havre Cruise Port Tours

Set on France’s western coast at the mouth of the English Channel and the Seine River, the Le Havre Cruise Port serves as a popular stop for cruises of Europe, allowing ship passengers to venture from the port of call and explore France. The UNESCO-listed coastal city of Le Havre (meaning ‘the harbor’) is visited for its World War II history, its close proximity to Normandy, and its reputation among cruisers as ‘the gateway to Paris.’

The Basics
Popular day trip destinations from Le Havre include Mont St Michel (137 miles or 220 km to the southwest); the World War II battle sites, cemeteries, and D-Day beaches of Normandy; and Paris (120 miles or 195 km to the east). Caen, Rouen, and Honfleur are other popular cities within an hour’s drive of Le Havre (Honfleur is the closest at only 12.4 miles or 20 km away), and all are available on shore excursion tours. Some cruisers opt for a full-day trip to Bayeux and Caen or a half-day tour to Giverny (83 miles or 134 km away) to see Claude Monet’s house, workshop, and gardens.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s a lot to see in Normandy, so expect most shore excursions to run at about eight hours long; trips from the pier to Paris are longer given the extra transport time.
  • Most shore excursions include port pickup and dropoff.
  • Private tours of Normandy include a professional guide and transportation while ensuring you see all the sights you’re interested in (Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Juno Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc are among the most significant D-Day sites).
  • If you’d rather not venture further afield, Le Havre has some interesting highlights of its own, including its numerous shopping districts and historical sites.

How to Get to Le Havre from the Port of Le Havre
Cruise ships dock at the Roger Meunier and Pierre Callet piers. A visit to the nearby Le Havre Tourist Office will provide access to city information and maps, plus options for car and bike rentals, taxis, internet, food, and souvenirs. While tram and shuttle service to the city center are available, the 20-minute (1.5 miles or 2.5 km) walk into town takes you around the harbor past the Semaphore and Malraux Art Gallery; along Avenue Foch to the Saint Roch Garden and Town Hall (Place de Hotel de Ville); then to the old shopping street of Rue de Paris. The train station is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the Le Havre cruise terminal and offers three-hour rides to Paris.

Port Information
The currency used in Le Havre and all of France is the euro; US dollars are rarely accepted. French is the official language here, but English is also fairly common. You’ll find free WiFi at the terminal. In addition to welcoming ocean and river cruises, the Le Havre port also services commercial cargo ships.

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American ... 
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery

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While in port in Le Havre, recall the 1944 D-Day landings by American troops on this full-day private shore excursion. A guide accompanies you to see where ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur, Caen, Ports of Call Tours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur

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Discover two out of three gems of Normandy while in port in Le Havre on this full-day private shore excursion to Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur. Your guide will ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Honfleur and the Pays d'Auge, Caen, Ports of Call Tours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Honfleur and the Pays d'Auge

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Experience two of Normandy’s highlights while in port in Le Havre on this full-day private shore excursion to Honfleur and the Pays d'Auge. See the lovely old ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of the Juno Beach Center, Canadian Cemetery and Abbey ... 
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of the Juno Beach Center, Canadian Cemetery and Abbey d'Ardenne

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While your ship is in Le Havre, trace the story of the 1944 D-Day landings by Canadian forces on this private full-day shore excursion. Led by your guide, ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Mont St-Michel, Caen, Ports of Call Tours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Mont St-Michel

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While in port in Le Havre, don’t miss the star attraction of Normandy, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey of Mont St-Michel. Learn about the history and ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pegasus Bridge, British Cemetery and Sword Beach, ... 
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour of Pegasus Bridge, British Cemetery and Sword Beach

When your ship docks in Le Havre, chart the story of the World War II Normandy D-Day landings by British forces on this full-day private shore excursion. Meet ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Bayeux and Caen, Caen, Ports of Call Tours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Bayeux and Caen

While in port in Le Havre, spend a day exploring the historic Normandy cities of Bayeux and Caen on this private shore excursion. Enjoy expert commentary from ...  Read more

Location: Le Havre, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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