Le Havre is worth every penny! A major port in Upper Normandy that was founded by King François l, it’s sometimes overlooked by tourists who prefer Honfleur or Deauville. Having been blitzed during the Second World War, it was brought back to life by Le Corbusier’s teacher, Auguste Perret, the ‘Poet of Concrete’. His work helped Le Havre to be classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. Book a flight and spend your holiday in Le Havre, close to its numerous classified French Historic Monuments: the Montivilliers Abbey, Notre Dame Cathedral and Château d’Orcher, to name a few. Nicknamed ‘The Volcano’, the House of Culture and the Saint-Joseph Church are other well-known landmarks, epitomising the eclectic mix of architectural styles found in the Le Havre. Reserve a hotel room in Le Havre close to these famous sites. Art lovers will be interested to know that Eugène Boudin, Monet and Dufy were just some of the artists inspired by Le Havre. Monet’s Impressionist masterpiece ‘Impression soleil levant’ was painted in Le Havre! Tour the coast and visit Maurice Leblanc’s favourite town, Etretat or sample a glass of Benedictine in Fécamp. Both are situated near the Seine estuary and a perfect way to wrap up a holiday in Upper Normandy!