Europe’s second largest commercial port, Le Havre has something for everyone. Normandy’s gastronomic powerhouse is famed for pop-up restaurants that line the sweeping beach during summer, great food and a train service that serves Paris in as little as an hour. It houses the largest collection of impressionist art outside Paris too and is renowned for contrasting architectural styles where modern post-war construction blends with traditional French chic. And above the city St Joseph’s church towers majestically, its famous stained-glass spire an icon to the triumph of hope over adversity. Le Harve is the ideal gateway for Paris and eastern France.