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Le Havre

Panoramic view of Le Havre

Le Havre is the major port at the mouth of the River Seine, lying on the north bank (rive droit). Founded in 1517, the town's original name was Franciscopolis after King Francis 1, but was subsequently renamed Le Havre-de-Grâce. Le Havre is the french form of "The Haven" or Harbour. The city was very badly damaged during the D-Day landings of 1944.

Le Havre has become a major point of entry for tourists from the UK and Eire visiting Normandy, Brittany and the other areas of western France. Ferries cross the channel to Le Havre from Portsmouth, Rosslare and Cork.

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