Wild nature, architecture, seaside… there’s no lack of remarkable viewpoints in our region.
You can opt for the cliffs of Etretat, the architectural heritage of Le Havre, the natural surroundings of the Seine… The journey starts now!
From Cap d’Antifer and its lighthouse, you can enjoy an unobstructed magnificent view towards Tilleul Beach and Manneporte. On the other side, views of Saint-Jouin Bruneval, Cap de la Hève and, on a clear day, the Calvados coast.
The Hanging Gardens of Le Havre
Enjoy a uniquely fragrant view from the Hanging Gardens. Stroll through the alleys, visit the collection greenhouses, have tea on the terrace and discover the beach, the city and the buildings from the heights of the gardens.
The Saint-Vigor d'Ymonville lookout point
The Saint-Vigor-d’Ymonville lookout point overlooks the Seine estuary at an altitude of 100 metres. From this promontory, you have a unique view of the Seine estuary, the Tancarville bridge, its canal and industrial activity.
The Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Garde d'Etretat
What a beautiful panorama! Imagine that from here, you can admire the Porte d’Amont, the Falaise d’Aval, the beach, the golf complex and its 18-hole course, the gardens of Etretat… On the other side, follow the path to discover Fécamp. Of course, on top of all that, there’s the sea…
Graville Abbey in
From the foot of this 11th-century abbey, you can see the city’s numerous buildings, including the Church of Saint-Joseph, the town hall, the Volcan, as well as watching the liners in port, the port itself and even “the other side of the water”. Equipped with a powerful enough zoom, the Normandy Bridge comes into view.
The Sainte-Adresse orientation table
Situated slightly below Cap de la Hève, another remarkable viewpoint, the Sainte-Adresse orientation table lets you observe the port of Le Havre and its maritime traffic, as well as the Seine Bay and, further still, the landing beaches on a clear day. Every two years, the table is one of the most popular in Sainte-Adresse at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre.
The 17th floor of the Le Havre Town Hall tower
Attention – thrills guaranteed! Of course, we’re not at the top of the Montparnasse Tower, and even less at the top of a New York skyscraper, but the town hall’s tower is still quite something. You can observe the art of Auguste Perret’s reconstruction, Avenue Foch which runs down towards the sea via the Porte Océane, the historic artery which is Rue de Paris leading straight to the “catène de conteneurs” artwork. Discover also the upper town, its step circuit, the funicular…
The Saint-Jouin-Bruneval lookout point
A breathtaking view of the English Channel and Port d’Antifer awaits you here. You can also discover Saint-Jouin Beach where a quick snacking break is a must. Not far away, why not visit the Bruneval memorial dedicated to the memory of Operation Biting during the Second World War.
The Normandy Bridge
The Normandy Bridge offers a magnificent panorama of the Seine estuary, Honfleur and Le Havre. You can watch the ships going up or down the Seine, the port activity and the gantries of Port 2000, the fauna of the estuary nature reserve and, of course, immortalise the lights so dear to our Impressionist painters. Behind you stands in the distance, but not so far away, the original Normandy bridge: the Tancarville bridge, recognisable by its beautiful red livery and other wonderful technical prowess of the 50s.
The bell of the Quai des Abeilles in Le Havre
Situated at the end of the Quai des Abeilles, as an extension of the semaphore station, this construction protruding out towards the sea lets you sit and watch the incessant ballet of maritime and port activity. Many amateur and professional photographers have made it their spot to capture the liners calling at Le Havre, as well as the sunsets that inspired the Impressionist painters, painters that you can find just next door, at the MuMa.