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New York has its MoMa, Le Havre, its MuMa (André Malraux Museum of Modern Art, ndrl)! Created in 1961, the place surprises first of all by its architecture, a real glass and steel vessel facing the sea, to which one reaches by a footbridge. Here, natural light is king and accompanies the visitor throughout his pictorial cruise, from the works of the Renaissance to those of today.
That skyscraper that dominates Le Havre? It's the Saint-Joseph church. A monument that the city owes to "Maître Béton" (Auguste Perret). From the top of its 107 m, the lantern tower acts as a spiritual as well as a secular beacon, symbolizing the rebirth of the city after World War II. The building only reveals all its beauty once the threshold is crossed, revealing the miracle of the complicit dialogue between the "poet of concrete" and the know-how of the master glassmaker Marguerite Huré: 12,768 multicolored stained glass windows blown by mouth.
Elegant, majestic, the Normandy Bridge is not only a work of art in its own right but also, and above all, a technological feat, a link between Calvados and Seine-Maritime, Honfleur and Le Havre. If crossing it by car is a must, crossing it on foot or by bike is a unique experience: stop in the middle and take the time to admire the Seine estuary, the port of Le Havre and its facilities, Honfleur, the Tancarville bridge...
Welcome to the city of painters and impressionism! Courbet, Monet, Boudin and many others were inspired by the changing lights of the sky and the art of living here. Here, you can stroll along the narrow streets, go to the market, or relax on the beach. The most epicureans can also start from Honfleur in many walks in the Augeron hinterland via the cider road or the cheese road...
Of course we know its cliffs, its Aguille Creuse, its beaches, but Etretat is also a heritage of fishing village (already known in Roman times), the one of the sea bathing boom with its rich villas built by industrialists, bankers, artists (including Offenbach) from Paris or England, its market, its alleys, its half-timbered houses. The best way to discover it? On foot, by car, but also by bicycle or by the sea (paddle, kayak) for changing views.
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