A Summer in Le Havre


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  • dateFrom 22 June to 15 September 2024
  • placeNormandy

Marie Anaïs Thierry / Normandie Tourisme
© Marie Anaïs Thierry / Normandie Tourisme

Reading time: 0 minPublished on 29 February 2024

An unmissable cultural event in Normandy this summer, Un été au Havre invites contemporary artists to reclaim space. From the end of June to mid-September, around twenty monumental works and installations will be on display throughout the city.

Le Havre celebrated its 500th anniversary in 2017 and decided not to stop there. Every summer since then, the "Un Eté au Havre" artistic season, conceived by Jean Blaise, has invited contemporary artists to transform the city into a giant open-air museum. On squares, on quays and on the tops of buildings, the city is covered with remarkable works and installations that can be discovered during a stroll along the seafront or in the city centre between Le Havre railway station, the Bassin de Commerce and the beach.

In addition to works from previous years, such as Vincent Ganivet's spectacular multi-coloured container arches and Karel Martens' rows of beach huts, there are a number of temporary installations. In 2023, visitors will be able to admire works by Maroussia Rebecq, Stefan Rinck, Pier Sparta, Mathieu Mercier, Léo Fourdrinier, Isabelle Cornaro and Fleur Helluin...

See you in 2024 to discover the new artistic itineraries.

Anne Bettina Brunet
© Anne Bettina Brunet

A summer HQ

To find out all about the programme and make the most of the Un Été Au Havre experience, visit the Maison de l'Été, a space designed as the event's headquarters. It's the place to go for all the information you need about the current season, the artistic itineraries and to (re)discover the permanent collection through an exhibition of photographs.

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