Since 2018, the City of Le Havre has been carrying out a public policy entitled “Le Havre Nature”, whose main purposes are to take into account environmental issues and help locals rediscover the benefits of nature in the city.

Le Havre Nature, a public policy with a strong commitment

Through several environmental initiatives, the City of Le Havre encourages the development of projects designed to improve your living environment and allow biodiversity to flourish.

The enhancement of existing natural spaces should create even tighter links between the Le Havre inhabitants and nature. “Le Havre Nature” also aims to provide you with natural spaces throughout the city to allow you to design community gardens, tend to them, and enliven them.

In Le Havre, nature is just around the corner !

You can quickly get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life by going for a walk on a hiking trail or in one of the many parks and gardens of the city.

Square Saint-Roch

Located in the heart of the city, Square Saint-Roch is a beautiful garden and the perfect spot for a relaxing stroll or a nice picnic lunch. 

Site internet :
bus : 3 (Frédéric Bellanger)
tram : A, B (Saint-Roch)

Les Jardins Suspendus

Located in a former military fort, the Jardins Suspendus are an essential place for the people of Le Havre taking strolls and walks.

Visitors of the Jardins Suspendus will enjoy landscape evocations of several parts of the world on almost 8 hectares.

The Jardins Suspendus have been classified as “Remarkable Gardens” and “Botanical Gardens” thanks to the heritage characteristics of the site, its beautiful layout, and its amazing botanical collections.

Do not miss the breathtaking view over the city and the sea !

Opening hours

  • The gardens
    • From April to September, from 9 am to 8 pm
    • From October to March, from 9 am to 5 pm
    • Free admission (except on special events)
  • The conservatories
    •  From 8th February to 29th March and from 3rd October to 15th November : open on Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.45 pm to 5 pm
    • From 4th April to 30th September : open every day, from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.45 pm to 6 pm


  • Admission : 2 €
  • 10-admission pass : 15 €
  • Free admission for all children under 12

How to get there

  • South entrance : 65, rue du Fort
  • North entrance : 29, rue Albert Copieux
  • 3 free car parks


  • Finish line of the GR 21 hiking trail
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • Café
  • Free public toilets

Les Jardins Suspendus 
Rue du Fort et Rue Albert Copieux - 76620 Le Havre
Phone : 02 35 19 45 45 
bus : 4 (Église de Sanvic et Cochet)
bus : 5 (Jardins Suspendus) 

Montgeon Forest Park

Covering over nearly 270 ha (including 30 ha of grass lawns), Montgeon Forest Park is the ideal place to chill out and enjoy nature.

Hikers and athletes will be able to take advantage of the wide open spaces available to them while others will enjoy alternative outdoor leisure activities such as tree climbing and cycling. 

A dog park is also available for dogs to play off-leash under the supervision of their owners.

  • GR 21 hiking trail and other short hiking trails finish line
  • Outdoor picnic area

Website :
bus : 1 (Jenner) 6 (Montgeon and Jenner)
Tram : A, B (Jenner)

Rouelles Park 

Situated in the heart of the area, Rouelles Park is easily accessible by public transport or cycle paths. 189 hectares of meadows, woodlands, ponds, and marshes are available for you to relax, enjoy a picnic, or practice physical activities.

Website :
City of Le Havre website :
 bus : 1, 9 (Hérons)

Cap de La Hève

Cap de la Hève offers a breathtaking view on the Côte d'Albâtre and the estuary of the river Seine. From up there, you will be able to see the high cliffs and the Calvados coastline : Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur, and even Caen, when the weather is clear !

Hiking in the area

Attention to all hikers !

Why not discover the riches of the area by taking one of the 11 hiking trails designed by the Le Havre Seine Métropole Tourist Information Centre ?

Long and short hiking trails, beautiful landscapes where land and sea intertwine... just put on your hiking shoes and enjoy freedom and nature !

Château de Gromesnil

Located in Saint-Romain-de-Colbosc, the Château de Gromesnil is surrounded by a wooded park with over 400 century-old trees and a magnificent beech grove.

Now considered as a cultural and environmental landmark, the chateau – and its Renaissance style setting – remains a place of history and an exceptional venue that must be discovered during special events or when you visit the area.

Even though the building dates back to the 16th century, it was renovated at the end of the 19th century, when Louis-René Preverand de la Bourtresse – then owner of the chateau – entrusted one of Viollet-le-Duc’s disciples with the construction of two towers and the installation of roof dormers, inspired by the chateaux of the Loire Valley.