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At Le Harve why not grab a cab to Honfleur, 15 mile around the coast. Check it out on the net. Le Harve itself is just another French town IMO.......Wilba.
Wilba is absolutely right about Honfleur. Think Brixham with proper food. And the route is over a magnificent bridge over the Seine. (toll. Can't remember - about 8 euros?) A further 8 miles along the coast the twin towns of Trouville (think Brixham again) and Deauville (mini-Bournemouth) And another 20 miles to the Pegasus Bridge & museum, the eastern end of the D-Day invasion. Your taxi driver would prefer that, you probably won't. Chris .
This is a lovely part of France, (my favourite!) and you'd really be missing out if you didn't visit the area. The Commonwealth War Cemetery is the most emotional place I've ever visited (honestly, I was really choked) and the centre at Pegasus Bridge fascinating and I'm not one who likes going to old houses etc. Being P&O, I'm sure they'd take you to see the British beaches for the Normandy Landings. And Honfleur!! Feel like you've stepped into a painting. It's the harbour you see in all the French tourist guides. Then again, if you like shopping try Rouen, really interesting old city with lovely buildings. Easy bus / train from Le Havre Try http://bonjourlafrance.net/france-trains/corail/normandy/paris-le-havre.htm. Also quite reachable is Givernry (where Monet painted the lily ponds). Sure you'd love it. I'm on the cruise after you on Oriana to the Canaries and wish we were stopping at Le Havre.
Another vote for Honfleur, a very pretty town with good restaurants. If you want to check out shopping and information for Le Havre, go to www.le-havre-tourism.com, click on the English flag at top right of screen if text initially comes up in French. Jan.
Thanks everyone - i will look into your suggestions. Is getting the train easy? If we went to Rouen? Keen not to book a P and O trip as works out V expensive for four. I know Brugges on the train from Zebrugge was only about £8 and the coach trip about £30.
Try going to the raileurope website and you can look at a timetable and prices and book a ticket (in English!) if you want. But also there are ticket machines in the stations, so think it's quite easy just to turn up on day and you might get more of a bargain. Think it's less than an hour Le Havre to Rouen. We like to use public transport in ports and think it's part of the fun.
Catch the local train to Bruges for the day it is inexpensive and the trains run regularly. If you ave not been to Bruges a great place to vist .