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Le Havre port information

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Le Havre lies at the mouth of the Seine.   Just a little way up river on the opposite bank lies the port of Honfleur and upstream is the port of Rouen.   So Paris is well served with cruise terminals.

The entrance to the port of Le Havre for passengers and leisure craft is from the sea, but the commercial port has spread round the corner, although the majority of it is accessed through the harbour and lock gates, and then continues several kilometres inland.   There is also a canal that runs from Basin Bellot to Tancarville, well up the Seine.   It is hard to see why they went to all the expense of building this.   Perhaps there was a problem with silting at the mouth of the Seine in olden Times before we had modern dredgers.   Certainly last time we went from Rouen to Le Havre we went what seemed a long way out to sea before heading up the coast to the port of Le Havre.

There is a channel here that runs between two areas that are marked on the map as "Reserve naturelle de l'estuaire de la Seine".   I am guessing that these are of world wide importance as a feeding ground at low tide for waders, rather like Maplin Sands are for the Brent Goose.

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www.tomsportguides.com Tom's Port Guides, Le Havre (includes Honfleur & Rouen)
www.google.com/maps/ Googlemaps
Le Havre Travel guide from Wikivoyage
www.whatsinport.com Le Havre
www.haropaports.com They look after Le Havre and Rouen ports.
Tripadvisor Things to see and do in Le Havre
www.lonelyplanet.com Things to see and do in Le Havre
travel.michelin.com Tourist attractions Normandy
Cruise Critics Le Havre page
Fred Olsen Le Havre page
Brittany Ferries Le Havre page
Triposo France
Triposo Normandy
Triposo Le Havre
Tripadvisor Le Havre harbour boat trip
Tripadvisor Excursions from Le Havre
Giverny/Giv.htm Monet's House and Gardens

I collected the following from 8/25/2015 Royal Princess, British Isles, Southampton, England CC roll call.

Viator Normandy Excursions This is a Trip Advisor company that gives links to tours around the world.   It includes three for Le Havre (see below) as at April 2015.
Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery
Paris, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Arc de Triomphe
Giverny (Monet), Le Havre and Honfleur

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