From Le Havre to Deauville via Honfleur, relive the dawn of Impressionism along the Seine Estuary
What to see and do
around the Seine Estuary
Explore the Impressionist Seine Estuary thanks to our interactive map!
Watch the sun rise from Quai de Southampton in Le Havre and absorb the unique atmosphere of this place set between sea and sky, port and estuary, which gave rise to that most celebrated of canvases, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise) by Claude Monet. A little further round the coast, from Sainte-Adresse Beach, turn towards the open seas to watch the fascinating, ceaseless ballet of cargo ships, yachts and container ships.
From Le Havre, cross the estuary via the Pont de Normandie bridge to reach Trouville. Imagine yourself back in the late-19th-century, walking along its boardwalks, placed centre stage in Monet’s painting La Plage à Trouville. Fall under the spell of this resort offering wonderful walks overseen by magnificent villas that attracted fashionable society in Impressionist times.