More info: The port and city of Le Havre is situated at the mouth of the River Seine, on the English Channel coast. During World War II the Belgian government was transferred to Le Havre for a short time after the fall of Antwerp and Ostend to the Germans.
The city was almost completely rebuilt after the damage of World War II. The unusual concrete architecture of Le Havre, designed by Auguste Perret, helped Le Havre become the first modern city of France and resulted in the city centre becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.
Today, Le Havre is the second largest French seaport in trade volume behind that of Marseille and 50th largest port in the world. It is also an important ferry terminal between England and France.