Le Havre campus

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Le Havre at a Glance

Located on the coast of Normandy, birthplace of impressionism in the 19th century, Le Havre is a city of 175,000 inhabitants, founded by François I in 1517.

The port city is home to a rich architectural heritage, including the areas constructed by August Perret, which have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, and a unique theatre ("the Volcano").

Le Havre offers a convenient environment for study, thanks to the richness and diversity of its cultural and sports sites. The city can boast a well-known theatre Le Volcan scène nationale (fr.) designed by Oscar Niemeyer, an art museum famed for its impressionist paintings le Musée d'art moderne (MuMa), a natural science museum (fr.), a concert hall Le Tétris (fr.), few movie theaters, a football stadium, etc.

More informations on Le Havre tourist office website.

Transport network

Le Havre offers a vast public transportation network: bus, tramway, train (LER) and a funicular between upper and lower town.


More information on housing in Le Havre

Sciences Po Welcome Families

Sciences P .Welcome! (SPW!) creates links between families from Le Havre (and its surrounding areas) and Sciences Po students, to help them adapt to life far from their family.

All families are involved and enthusiastic, and have the mission to make the students enjoy the city of Le Havre, the Normandy region and of course, the French way of life. The families want the students to feel at home, even far away from their original home.

You have to fill the application form and SPW! will put you in contact.

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