Festival Polar à la Plage 2024


Polar à la plage 2024


The Polar à la Plage festival was created in 2002 by a group of men and women who were fervent readers of crime and noir literature, and who wanted to make the city of Le Havre the center of a major event that would bring together many well-known and lesser-known authors, and thus attract a curious and avid reading public.

And so, for more than 20 years now, a succession of eminent authors of black literature have taken part. The Polar à la Plage festival, recognized nationally and internationally, brings an original cultural dimension to the city of Le Havre.

Thanks to the presence of established authors, including those from abroad, who attract regular audiences of all generations, the festival continues to showcase talent that has yet to achieve the notoriety it deserves.

With the support of the city of Le Havre and local, departmental and regional authorities, the Ancres Noires team has forged links with media libraries in Le Havre and the surrounding area, as well as with other partners in the fields of theater, cinema and music, not forgetting the French education system.

Program :
> Thursday June 13 at 3:30pm, at MuMa: screening of a short film (“Pull!”, 25 min, directed by Jeanne Desaubry and Max Obione) and a feature film (“Milky Way”, 89 min, directed by Cyril Bron and Joseph Incardona).

> Friday June 14 at 6pm, at Librairie Les Vivants: Dominique Delahaye, accompanied by Daisy Malet and Benoit Guttierez, will read extracts from his book “Gueules cassées” (In8 edition) and illustrate them with jazz music.

> Saturday June 15, 3pm: in ze bus! lecture
Humor in thrillers, with Joseph Incardona and Michèle Pédinielli, hosted by Catherine Hémery-Bernet.

> Sunday June 16, 2:30pm: in ze bus!
Les genres du polar with Patrick Grée, hosted by Véronique Guérin.

Under the big top at the end of the Promenade de la Plage, guest authors will be signing their new releases on Saturday June 15 from 2pm and Sunday June 16 from 10am.

Over the weekend, the L’Oreille Arrachée company will be showing off its mild madness in a new thriller show, and the Compagnie du Suroit will be presenting live readings (extracts from the press and dramatized thrillers).


  • Free for all :


Festival Polar à la Plage 2024
Promanade de la plage du Havre – 76600 LE HAVRE



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