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Cycle Route Alabaster Coast



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Elevation profile Cycle Route Alabaster CoastChâteau de FréfosséFécampChâteau dʹAubervilleVeules-les-RosesManoirdʹAngoDieppe0100200050100150

Added on 29 Nov 2011,

on 24 Oct 2019

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Start location

Le Havre, Normandy, FR (96 m NHN)

End location

Mers-les-Bains, Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy, FR (13 m NHN)




Travel reports about cycle tours

Sunset in Étretat

15 Sep 2019

97 km

A stage of the tour »Paris - Ghent« of user ThimbleU

Near Fécamp

16 Sep 2019

83 km

A stage of the tour »Paris - Ghent« of user ThimbleU


17 Sep 2019

89 km

A stage of the tour »Paris - Ghent« of user ThimbleU

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0 km
3,9 km
21 m

FR-7660 Le Havre


World heritage site

Le Havre, Vue Plage
Le Havre, Vue Plage
Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Havre
Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Havre

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel (French: Manche) in the region of Upper Normandy in France.


Le Havre is French for "the harbour". Historically, Le Havre has always been the harbour for Paris, with goods transferring there between ocean-going vessels and barges which go to Paris via the Seine.

Le Havre was heavily bombed during the Battle of Normandy. The reconstruction of the town was undertaken by Auguste Perret using reinforced concrete. This project has led to the city being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.


  • The view of the port (bassin du commerce) with its lovely bridge and both the Volcano and steeple of St Joseph's church in the background. Nice both in the day or at night. On the north quay, the casino (gambling, fine restaurants, hotel, spa).
  • St Vincent district is an old district near the beach which didn't suffer too much from the terrible bombings that flattened the city in 1944 and in which 5,000 people died in the ruins in a few hours. The little church and the square around it evoke a village atmosphere in southern France. During the season, painters gather on the square and give an impression of "Montmartre".
  • Take the funiculaire (cable car) for an easy climb to Le Havre's upper plateau. From the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall), it’s a 7-minute walk (600 metres) along avenue René Coty to the lower terminal is located on rue Gustave-Flaubert (corner rue du Docteur-Vigné). A one-way ticket costs €0.40. Once at the top, turn right from the upper terminal (heading east), along rue Félix-Faure, another 7-minute walk (500 metres) brings you to a superbly panoramic view of the beautiful city and its harbour. You can return down the Escalier Olivier-Senn, then stroll through narrow historic streets, zig-zagging back to the city center. Returning to the lower terminal takes about 12 minutes, all downhill.
  • Saint-Joseph church (Église Saint-Joseph), Boulevard François Ier. St Joseph's Church was a key project designed by August Perret in the rebuilding of the city. Its tall tower is lined with coloured glass lending the interior a unique tranquility. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Town Hall (Hôtel-de-ville). The town hall is situated on one of the largest squares in France. The interior has information on the city. It is possible to climb the tower for view of the lay out of the city. Showflat, designed by city designer August Perret, is now open for public viewing. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Malraux Museum (Musée Malraux or MuMa), 2 boulevard Clemenceau, +33 235 196262. Daily, except Tuesday - 11:00-18:00. Sa and Su till 19:00. This museum houses the largest Impressionist collection in France outside of Paris. €10. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Oscar Niemeyer Cultural Centre (Le Volcan), 8 place Niemeyer. Cultural Centre (the Volcano) designed by leading architect Oscar Niemeyer is located in the centre of town. One of the city's most iconic buildings. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Maison de l'Armateur ((opposite the ferries)). Daily except Tu. One of the few old houses which were not destroyed during World War II. A magnificent house of 5 floors, nicely decorated and furnished in the style of its construction (18th century), when it belonged to rich families. A very interesting visit especially if you also visit Auguste Perret's showflat in City Hall Square showing what was life was like in the 1950s. You will understand the complex history of the city. €5. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Natural History Museum (Muséum d'histoire naturelle), Place du Vieux Marché (near the cathedral). Closed on Thu morning and Mon - 10:00-18:00. in an old building which miraculously survived the terrible bombings on September 5, 1944. Interesting museum (free) with a lot of activities for children. (updated Aug 2016)
  • Cathedrale Notre Dame, +33 232 740405. Visit it and walk around it. You'll get a striking contrast between the 15th century cathedral and the buildings constructed in the 1950s and 1960s around it. The foundations of the cathedral are lower than the other buildings because they were built on the ruins of the old town. (updated Aug 2016)

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'Le Havre', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 19 December 2018, 03:35 UTC, [accessed 23 March 2019]

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0 km
3,4 km
3 m


FR-76600 Le Havre


Tourist information

  • Free WiFi access (1h free connection) * NB: WiFi connection available only during the opening hours of the Tourist Office
  • Charging station for electric vehicles
  • Luggage storage
  • Loan repair kit for bicycles

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Hours of opening

From November 5 to March 31: Monday from 2pm to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6pm
From April 1st to November 3rd: every day from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm
Closing on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020


19 km
0,1 km
112 m


FR-76280 Saint-Jouin-Bruneval




30 km
0,5 km
103 m

FR-76790 Le Tilleul



Château de Fréfossé
Château de Fréfossé

Das Schloss Fréfossé (französisch Château de Fréfossé), seltener auch Schloss Le Tilleul (Château du Tilleul) genannt, steht etwa 1,5 Kilometer südlich von Étretat Wikipedia Icon in der französischen Ortschaft Le Tilleul Wikipedia Icon im Département Seine-Maritime in der Normandie. Seine Wurzeln sind in einer mittelalterlichen Burg des 14. Jahrhunderts zu suchen. Das Anwesen befindet sich seit 1998 in Privatbesitz.

Schloss Fréfossé steht inmitten eines 50 Hektar großen Schlossparks mit Wald-, Rasen und Wasserflächen. Das Hauptgebäude ist ein rechteckiger Backsteinbau mit drei Geschossen und hohem, schiefergedecktem Walmdach, das von zahlreichen Lukarnen und Ochsenaugen mit Werksteinrahmung durchbrochen ist. Obwohl erst in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts errichtet, zeigt seine Architektur deutliche Anlehnungen an die Formen der Renaissance, denn sein Aussehen ist auf einen Um- und Ausbau im Stil der Neorenaissance um 1900 zurückzuführen. Seine repräsentative Fassade an der Südwestseite besitzt einen über alle Geschosse gehenden halbkreisförmigen Mittelrisalit, der umlaufende, schmale Balkone mit Balusterbrüstungen und ein hohes, helmförmiges Dach besitzt. Die Gebäudepartien rechts und links des Vorbaus sind durch Fenster in jeweils vier Achsen unterteilt. Im Erdgeschoss besitzen diese, wie die Balkone des Vorbaus, eine Balusterbrüstung aus hellem Stein. Dem Gebäude schließen sich auf der rückwärtigen, nordöstlichen Seite drei Rundtürme aus dem 19. Jahrhundert an, von denen einer seinerzeit an der Spitze seines Kegeldachs eine Höhe von rund 50 Metern erreichte. Heutzutage sind die Turmdächer jedoch um ein gutes Stück gekappt worden.

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32 km
0,2 km
36 m


FR-76790 Étretat







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