Cultural events and leisure

Heritage sites and museums

Situated on the seafront, within walking distance from the marina, MuMa – André Malraux Museum of Modern Art – hosts one of the most prestigious collections of impressionist art in France inside a modern glass and steel building with a unique architecture. Boudin, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissaro, and Raoul Dufy are waiting for you…

Several temporary exhibitions are also held throughout the year !

Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
2, boulevard Clemenceau - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 62 62
Website :
bus : 4 (Musée Malraux) 

In its 18th century building, the Museum of Natural History hosts fun and interactive temporary exhibitions to help you discover and understand the fascinating world of animals, plants, and minerals.

Muséum d’histoire naturelle
Place du Vieux Marché - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 41 37 28
Website :
bus : 2, 3, and 7 (Guillaume de Marceilles) 

La Maison de l’Armateur, is an original 18th century house built around an astonishing skylight. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the bourgeoisie by visiting this beautiful mansion dedicated to the history of Le Havre and to the life of former city councillor and merchant Martin-Pierre Foäche.   

Maison de l’Armateur
3, quai de l’Île - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 09 85
Website :
bus : 3 (Saint-François) 

This typical apartment designed by Auguste Perret to accommodate the local population after World War II will make you travel back in time to the 1950s and the “Glorious Thirties”, thanks to a unique collection of everyday objects and pieces of furniture designed by Réné Gabriel, Marcel Gascoin, and André Beaudoin. The Perret Model Apartment will help you get familiar with the city and its history.

Maison du Patrimoine
181, rue de Paris - 76600 Le Havre  
Guided tour schedule : horaires sur
E-mail : EmailPhone : 02 35 22 31 22
Website :
bus : 3 and 4 (Perret) 

Situated in the heart of the Saint-François district, this 17th century mansion was formerly owned by famous Louis XIV’s privateer, navigator, and merchant Michel-Joseph Dubocage. 

The collections of this museum include objects, engravings, maps, models, and paintings related to Le Havre and its port...

Hôtel Dubocage de Bléville
1, rue Jérôme Bellarmato - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 42 27 90
Website :
bus : 3 (Lamblardie) and 7 (Notre-Dame)

The Abbey of Graville is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque art in Normandy. Located on a hillside, it offers a breathtaking view over the city and the estuary. It also houses one of the most beautiful collections of religious statues in Normandy.

Abbaye de Graville
Rue de l’Abbaye - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 42 27 90
Website :
bus : 9 (Sainte-Honorine) 

The Abbey of Montivilliers is one of the most beautiful and most famous abbeys in Normandy. Listed as a Historic Site since 1992, the abbey has been fully renovated : installation of the Condorcet Library, creation of a scenographic route, construction of an exhibition hall for temporary exhibitions, etc.

Abbaye de Montivilliers
Jardin de l’Abbaye - 76290 Montivilliers
Phone : 02 35 30 96 66
Website :
bus : 1, 11, 14 and 21 (François Mitterrand) 

Did you know ?

The city of Le Havre offers free access to all its museums for those under 26 !

In 2023, the Urban Community, which is labeled Country of Art and History, voted to make all its guided tours and activities free for all students. In total, more than 1,500 proposals are scheduled throughout the year, to provide you with support in discovering local heritage and its history.

Exhibition venues

Fittingly located in the former Irish Ferries terminal, LH Port Center is a venue dedicated to the discovery of port activities.   

This venue is like a laboratory designed to help visitors improve their understanding of the industrial and port activities through participatory events and meetings in a fun a friendly environment.

LH Port Center hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational events, citizen meetings, and conferences, and also organises guided tours of the port. These various initiatives are designed to help visitors have a better understanding of the city and port industrial activities and help them become enlightened and involved citizens.

  • Open to all citizens, inhabitants, and tourists on weekends and on Wednesdays during the school holidays, from 2 pm to 6 pm. Admission fee : 2 € / Free admission for visitors under 26 and for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. 
  • For further information (admission fees, opening hours, etc.) and for the full programme, please visit the LH Port Center website. 
  • Open to all teachers, schools, students, professionals, and local stakeholders all week long, by prior arrangement only.

Espace André Graillot
Chaussée John Kennedy - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 32 74 70 49
E-mail : Email
website :
Facebook : Le Havre Port Center
Twitter : @lhportcenter
Instagram : LHPortCenter
bus : 7 (MuMa)
Tram : C2 (Grand Quai) 

Le Portique is a venue dedicated to contemporary art and graphic design. It supports up-and-coming artists as well as established artists who are in line with its global artistic vision.

  • Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 2 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Free admission from Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Pre-booking required for guided tours and creative workshops

Espace d’art Contemporain
30, rue Gabriel Péri - 76600 Le Havre  

Espace Design Graphique
3, rue d’Après Mannevillette- 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 09 80 85 67 82
Email : Email
Website :
bus : 5, 6 (Général Sarrail) 

La Forme is a venue designed to provide easy, no-fuss access to artistic and architectural creation to all visitors through regular exhibitions and large-scale projects inspired by a collective drive.

La Forme
8, rue Pierre Faure - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 43 31 46
Facebook : La Forme Le Havre
bus : 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 (George V)
Tram : A, B (Hôtel de Ville)

La Glacière is a former icehouse transformed into an art gallery. This unique exhibition venue in Le Havre welcomes painters, photographers, sculptors, visual artists, and poets.

La Glacière
9, rue Rollon - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 06 80 11 21 04
E-mail : Email
Facebook : La Glacière Le Havre
bus : 2 (Condé) 

Living at the pace of the theatre it is housed in, Le Carré is an exhibition venue you must visit ! 

Open from September to May, Le Carré welcomes six to eight exhibitions of up-and-coming and well-established painters, photographers, and graphic designers whose works are resolutely inspired by Le Havre. 

The “7²s” have also taken place at Le Carré for over two years. Seven times a year, these happy hour meetings will help you and your friends discover atypical art genres, through events based on dance, public reading, music, etc.  

Except for drinks at the bar, the “7²s” are free and open to all.

Le Carré du Théâtre de l’Hôtel de Ville
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 45 74
E-mail :
bus : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
tramway : A , B (Hôtel de Ville) 


Le Sirius
5, rue du Guesclin - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 25 24 34
Website :
tram : A, B (Université)  

Le Studio
3, rue du Général Sarrail - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 21 36 28
Website :
bus : 5, 6 (Général Serrail)

Cinémas Gaumont des Docks Vauban  
Quai des Antilles - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 0 892 69 66 96
Website :
bus : 3, 8 (Docks Vauban)

Les Arts
1-3, rue des Verdiers - 76600 Montivilliers
bus : 1, 9 (Castors) 

Live entertainment

The Docks Océane host major entertainment events, such as live shows and national and international sporting events. 

Docks Océane
Quai Frissard - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 53 69 00
Website :
bus : 3, 8 Docks Vauban
tram : A, B (Gares) 

Le Volcan is one of the most prestigious National Theatres in France. It is a reference in terms of artistic creation and production for drama, music, dance, and circus arts.

Le Volcan scène nationale
Espace Oscar Niemeyer - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 10 20
Website :
bus : 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 (Richelieu) 

Located in the Fort de Tourneville, Le Tétris is a major cultural venue in the area. This entertainment venue offers a full programme covering all music genres, but also live performances : dance, drama, circus arts, etc

.Le Tétris is also a place to live, with its own restaurant committed to offer only fresh seasonal produce from local producers. 

Good to know : delicious homemade burgers are on the menu every Wednesday !

Le Tétris
Fort de Tourneville Fort de Tourneville - 55, rue du 329E R.I - 76620 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 00 38
Website :
Facebook : LeTetris
bus : LeTetris 

Have you ever heard of the Magic Mirrors ?

Located half-way between the railway station and the basins, this atypical venue offers a rich programme of live concerts and shows in a warm and cosy environment. 

This 1930s-style wooden marquee decorated with velvet and... mirrors is a unique venue for culture and celebrations.

Magic Mirrors
Website :
bus : 8 (P. Vatine)
bus : 3, 5, 9 (Gares)
tram : A, B (Gares) 

Inaugurated late 2016 by Le Havre Seine Métropole and the City of Le Havre to replace the old Docks Café, Le Carré des Docks is a brand new state-of-the art venue which contributes to the urban development of the area surrounding the basins. Mostly dedicated to conferences and live shows, it offers a rich and varied programme of events throughout the year.

Carré des Docks
Quai de la Réunion - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 45 74
Website :

Located next to the City Hall and opposite the tram station, the Théâtre de l’Hôtel de Ville (THV) offers, from September to May, a rich programme of widely-acclaimed plays from Parisian theatres – with famous actors, up-and-coming, or more established local performers – as well as classics.

THV is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12.45 pm to 6.30 pm, and on Wednesday mornings, from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Online booking :

For the full THV programme, please visit 

Théâtre de l’Hôtel de Ville
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 45 74
Website :
bus : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
tram : A, B (Hôtel de Ville) 

Would you like to go to a football or rugby game or would you rather go to a concert and party with your friends ?

The 25,000-seater Stade Océane is the largest stadium in Normandy. It is the home ground of Le Havre AC’s men’s and women’s football teams.  

But that is not all ! Stade Océane also hosts concerts, sporting events, live shows, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions all year long.

Stade Océane
Boulevard de Léningrad - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 0 810 76 20 00
Website :
bus : 2, 8 (Docteur Lamaze)
bus : 12 (Stade Océane)
bus : 3, 8 (Auguste Blanqui)
bus : 5 (Champs Barets) 

Good to know : A free shuttle service from the railway station to the stadium is provided by Le Havre Seine Métropole for each game or major event.  

For further information, please visit 

Nested in the heart of the old city centre, Le Petit Théâtre is a very popular venue with local amateur and professional companies.

Le Petit Théâtre
28, rue du Général Sarrail - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 42 52 18
Website :
bus : 5,6
tram : A, B (Palais de Justice) 

Le Bastringue is a venue bubbling with culture and a place for artistic discoveries, meetings, and exchanges. It is mostly dedicated to live entertainment.

Le Bastringue
136, rue Docteur Postel - 76620 Le Havre
Phone : 02 76 80 77 27
Website :
tram : A (Mare au Clerc)

The Théâtre des Bains Douches is a venue dedicated to contemporary creation. It offers a rich programme of live performances of all genres : drama, music, circus arts, etc.

The Théâtre des Bains Douches also offers acting classes for amateurs.

Théâtre des Bains Douches
22, rue Louis Lô Basso - 76620 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 47 63 09
Website :
bus : 3
Tram : A, B (Place Jenner)

La Forge is the associative and cultural centre of the Town of Harfleur. It welcomes various stakeholders from the local cultural scene.

La Forge
Rue Frédéric Chopin - 76700 Harfleur
Phone : 02 35 13 30 09
Facebook : La Forge Harfleur
bus : 7, 12, 14 (La Forge) 

Directed by Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Le Phare – National Choreography Centre of Le Havre is a place of artistic creation dedicated to contemporary choreographic writings.

Le Phare - Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre
30, rue des Briquetiers - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 26 23 00
Website :
bus : 7, 8 (Docks Vauban) 

This non-profit venue is available to amateur theatre companies for rehearsals and live performances. It welcomes mostly local groups, including the Regional Improv Federation (FRIT).

Le Poulailler
7 bis, rue Général Sarrail - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 43 32 10
E-mail : Email
Website :
bus : 5 (Gares)
tramway : A, B (Gares) 

La Manicle is an alternative venue dedicated to visual arts (graphic arts, animation, photography, painting, etc.) and live entertainment (drama, live performances, etc.).

Théâtre La Manicle Satellite Brindeau
56, rue Gustave Brindeau - 76600 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 25 36 05
Email : Email
website :
bus : 7 (Pl. Humbert) 

Did you know ?

Municipal theaters offer student rates of €6 regardless of the show in the program and an offer of €15 for 3 shows.

Le Volcan, labeled national scene by the Ministry of Culture, has a student rate of €9!