Paris Cruises via Le Havre

Paris
Étretat
Mont Saint-Michel

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Le Havre/Paris

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Le Havre is located on the French shores of the English Channel, at the mouth of the river Seine. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its contemporary architecture. Here, you’ll discover fabulous museums full of impressionist paintings and beautiful public gardens. Le Havre is also a prefect base for venturing to Paris — France’s glittering capital.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
● Paris
● Étretat
● Mont Saint-Michel
 
Paris, renowned for its elegance and grandeur, is the ultimate romantic city. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll delight in seeing the Champs-Élysées before visiting the Eiffel Tower, the tallest building in Paris. Gaze at the Gothic beauty of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and explore the neighbourhood near Place de la Concorde. Then, enjoy some free time in Galeries Lafayette where you can sample macaroons, the iconic French dessert.
 
Étretat, is considered to be a major French national site. Whatever the season, the grandeur of the high cliffs and crashing waves is certainly unforgettable and will leave you breathless during this MSC Excursion. Look forward to viewing the three natural arches and the formation known as “The Needle”. Furthermore, Étretat has inspired writers and artists alike, with the painters Monet and Courbet being just two examples. You will have time to explore this natural beauty spot on your own. The tour will also take you past timber-framed houses, the town’s medieval church and the covered marketplace. You will have enough time to discover the town at your own pace before returning to Le Havre and your ship.
 
Mont Saint-Michel, known as 'the wonder of the west', is a tidal island village off the coast of Normandy. Set at the mouth of the Couesnon River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers an enchanting experience. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll enjoy a scenic coach drive through the beautiful countryside before visiting the imposing 8th-century towering abbey. Walk along the fortifications and take in the breathtaking views of the bay, before venturing into the abbey gardens.

Must see places in Le Havre

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    Reach the port

    Port of Le Havre

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Quai Roger Meunier 
    76059 Le Havre

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Arriving at the city centre of Le Havre, drive towards the Port then follow the green signs “LD FERRIES” or “CAR FERRIES”.
      From the Centre de Commerce International, follow “Terminal Croisière”.
      Car
    • Train

      Arriving at Le Havre train station. You can get on an Intercités or TER from Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare station). Direct high speed trains (TGV) from/to Marseille and Lyon.
      From Le Havre train station, it is easy to reach the port by taxi; otherwise you can walk to the cruise terminal (between 10 and 15 minutes).
      Train

    France

    The Atlantic breeze
    The Atlantic breeze

    Each quintessentially French yet cherishing its own unique identity, Brittany and Normandy rank among the most intriguing and distinctive regions of France.


    Visitors can explore either or both on an MSC Northern Europe cruise, offering a wonderful opportunity to experience the best the country has to offer: sheltered white-sand beaches and wild rugged coastlines; mighty medieval fortresses and mysterious megaliths; graceful Gothic cathedrals and breathtaking contemporary architecture; heathland studded with wildflowers and deep ancient forests. Best of all, perhaps, there’s the compelling and exuberant cuisine, from the seafood extravaganzas in countless little ports to the rich pungent cheeses of rural Normandy.

    A cruise to Normandy will take you to its prized large-scale ports: Rouen, Dieppe, Cherbourg and Le Havre. Inland, it is a wonderfully fertile belt of tranquil pastureland, where most visitors head straight for the restaurants of the Pays d’Auge and the Suisse Normande. While the pleasures of Normandy are perhaps less intense than those of Brittany, it too has its fair share of beaches, ranging from the shelving shingle of pretty Étretat to the vast sandy swathes that line the western Cotentin peninsula.