Situated to the north west of the Havre, in the commune of Octeville sur Mer, Havre-Octeville Airport operates both commercial and tourist flights. It mainly operates flights to and from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport where passengers can then catch connecting flights to the rest of France and other European destinations. Havre-Octeville Airport’s Terminal 2 operates in and outbound flights every day from Monday to Friday and, thanks to numerous tourist operators in the area, a variety of charter flights serve popular European cities and seaside resorts. Havre-Octeville Airport has a 28,600 m² car park area and two access lanes, one of which is 950m long and 25m wide so that cars and buses can easily circulate without causing jams. The airport also its own carpark with 160 free car parking spaces. There is a taxi rank outside Havre-Octeville Airport and inside you’ll find a restaurant and four car rental agencies – Avis, Hertz, Europcar and National Citer.
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!