Sunday, September 6, 2009

Le Havre - France

This is one of  the last 8 unesco cards i've received this week. It was sent by "lizza".

"Le Havre is a city in northwestern France situated on the right bank of the mouth of the Seine River as it flows into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel. It is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region.

The city was dubbed the Porte Océane, or Gateway to the Ocean. Architecturally, this image has been revived in the reconstrusted city through the "gateway" that forms the frame at either end of Fochs Avenue, which meets the seafront.
The German-occupied city was devastated in 1944 during the Battle of Normandy in World War II: 5,000 people were killed and 12,000 homes were totally destroyed, mainly by British air attacks. After the war, the centre was rebuilt in modernist style by Auguste Perret. Le Havre was honored with the Legion of Honor award on July 18, 1949. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

MansTouch said...

There are so many great places to see in France like Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower. Just to walk around is already an experience. Sipping a cup of coffee while cruising the Seine is one of the few things you can do to savor your trip.
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