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June 07, 2022

Estuary crossing pack: culture at your fingertips

What was only a leisure transport ticket becomes a cultural sesame. The Pôle Métropolitain de l'Estuaire de la Seine, leader of the estuary crossing project, is sealing a new partnership with Les Franciscaines, Villa Montebello, MuMa and Bee Le Havre City Tour to promote access to culture for all. On a simple presentation of a crossing ticket departing from Deauville-Trouville or Le Havre, reductions are instantly applied at these four major players in local tourism which border the Seine Estuary. A turnkey day on the other side of the river which has many advantages: no traffic or parking restrictions, arrival in the city center, access to cultural sites at preferential rates... You have until August 23, date of the last crossing of the year, to take advantage of it!

The Franciscans, in Deauville

The 21 last May, The Franciscans celebrated its first year of opening and the some 180 visitors who passed through its doors. A godsend for this new cultural space, combining a museum, an auditorium, a performance hall, exhibition, reading and documentation spaces, which continues to make itself known on the national and international scene. Thereby, The Franciscans applies a discount on its two flagship products: the day pass 2 exhibitions and day pass 3 exhibitions. These two entrances provide access to:

 

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The Cloister of the Franciscans ©Bérengère Sence
The Cloister of the Franciscans ©Bérengère Sence
The Cloister of the Franciscans ©Naïade Plante
The Cloister of the Franciscans © Naïade Plante
The André Hamburg Museum ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
The André Hamburg Museum © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
The Grande Galerie, a digital promenade 9 meters high ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
The Grande Galerie, a digital promenade 9 meters high © Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Universe Cinema ©Naïade Plante
Universe Cinema © Naïade Plante

Villa Montebello, in Trouville-sur-Mer

It is not located by the sea, and yet the Villa Montebello stands out as a remarkable residence in Trouville-sur-Mer, typical of the seaside architecture of the Second Empire. Commissioned in 1863 by the Marquise de Montebello from the architect Jean-Louis Célinsky de Zaremba to attract attention during the bathing season (July and August), the villa serves as an architectural setting overlooking the sea: bow windows to bring in the light, a main staircase, a roof adorned with finials, all raised on a small hill, like a promontory offering a magnificent panorama of the Channel. Listed as a historic monument in 1987, it now houses the collections of the Trouville-sur-Mer museum (paintings, ethnographic objects, etc.), focusing on the birth of sea bathing and the development of vacationing on the Côte Fleurie.

 

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Villa Montebello ©Bab XIII
Villa Montebello ©Bab XIII
Empress Eugenie ©Villa Montebello Museum Collection
Empress Eugenie ©Villa Montebello Museum Collection

The André Malraux Museum of Modern Art, in Le Havre

It is one of the first major tourist sites that you visit once you land on Boulevard Clémenceau. A few hundred meters from the port, the André Malraux Museum of Modern Art (MuMa) unveils a monumental sculpture on the forecourt, representing the prow of a boat. Made of glass and steel, two materials that symbolically control light, the building reveals all its poetry by housing one of the most prestigious Impressionist and Fauve collections in France. From the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, the museum retraces the works of people from Le Havre by birth or adoption, from Monet to Dufy, via Courbet, Delacroix, Boudin and Renoir, where each transposed the effects of light variations into painting. It is one of its key pieces The nymphs Claude Monet, The Excursionist by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Parisian of Montmartre by Kees Van Dongen or even The Flagship Yacht in Le Havre by Raoul Dufy.

 

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The MuMa, André Malraux Museum of Modern Art © Ludovic Maisant - OTAH / Marie-Anaïs Thierry / Florian Kleinefenn / Clara Ferrand
The MuMa, André Malraux Museum of Modern Art ©Ludovic Maisant - OTAH / Marie-Anaïs Thierry / Florian Kleinefenn / Clara Ferrand

Around Le Havre by bus

Tourist Bus Operator, Bee Le Havre take passers-by on a panoramic ride aboard a convertible bus to discover the famous city center of Le Havre and its emblematic districts: Sainte-Adresse and its nickname "Nice Havrais", the Perret district and its architecture listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO for its post-war reconstruction, the multicolored beach huts on the seafront... With the help of an audio headset, comments and anecdotes flow in and allow you to retrace the 505 years of history of the city since its founding in 1517.

 

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From left to d. from h. in B. : huts on the beach, Perret district, Saint-Joseph church and Notre-Dame du Havre cathedral ©Hilke Maunder / Marie-Anaïs Thierry / Thomas Le Floc'H / Valentin Pacaut
From left to d. from h. in B. : huts on the beach, Perret district, Saint-Joseph church and Notre-Dame du Havre cathedral ©Hilke Maunder / Marie-Anaïs Thierry / Thomas Le Floc'H / Valentin Pacaut

More information

Offer valid until Tuesday August 23, 2022 on presentation of a ticket crossing the estuary for the same day.

Dates of the crossings concerned:

  • July 10, 11, 23 and 24
  • August 9, 10, 22 and 23

 > Book your crossing here 

Rates applied:

  • Les Franciscaines: €8 day pass for 2 exhibitions / €13 day pass for 3 exhibitions
  • The Villa Montebello Museum: €2 for a free visit to the museum and the "Gustave Flaubert" exhibition
  • André Malraux Museum of Modern Art: €4 admission until June 24 / €6 admission from June 25 for the major summer exhibition "Le Vent"
  • City tour of Le Havre by bus with Bee Le Havre: €12 for a 50-minute tour

Note: opening days and times differ according to each service provider. Please check their website first.

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DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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ANY TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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