many areas of heavy shopping in Le Havre other than those individually named in tips before are
Les Halles, from the Hôtel de Ville along Rue Paul Doumer, behind the volcan, and along avenue Foch, Blvd François II, and Rue Voltaire and Richelieu
near the hotel de ville in the district of St Vincent, full of chic branchée boutiques, From the Hotel de Ville along avenue du Général Leclerc to porte Océane to place St Roch
Rue de Paris, the main street by the bassin du Commerce, a nice archtectural area, promenades under arcades, between the city and the harbor.
What to buy: many things not usually found in big stores, chic boutiques and colorful local items
What to pay: nice prices can be found for unique items
This is a 3 level mall shopping center in city center, very nice modern with all amenities, and two floors of shops and restos plus the big FNAC on the 3rd level.
Stores open from 9h30 to 20h, monoprix from 8H30 to 21h and FNAC from 10h to 19h30
underground car parking available for 900 cars. Elevators/lifts and escalator stairs.
Love its airy feeling,and the place was packed with shoppers. maitre kanter restaurant, FNAC ,Armand THiery, and C&A, micromania, yves rocher, casa, chez paul, brioché dorée, nicolas some of our favorites.
Great for the entire family. We will be back.
What to buy: anything you would in a shopping center or mall.
What to pay: prices to seek out the best deals
This is one of our favorites hypermarkets in France, not in our area, but we came to Le Havre and needed to see it. Its not in city center, but the tramway takes you here if not a car like me.
with the car you go under the tunnel jenner in city center underground tunnel,nice.
The hypermarket has everything you need for the house and more, groceries food items is what we like the most but also music and video tapes.
The link has a lively music so keep speaker low volume lol!!!
What to buy: groceries
What to pay: good big chain prices
The shop smells so wonderful, the chocolates are gorgeous...they were even so kind as to let me take photos (which got lost as you know, so the photos are from the box I brought home for the kids)..and best of all the chocolates were extraspecially delicious!!
What to buy: Lot's of chocolates. Most notably "les paves havraises" and "les Zouzous" of course. This is a cute story...apparently the children of the family Auzou were called the "zouzous" so they created a special chocolate for them, so cute!!
What to pay: Depends on what you buy, the prices are clearly marked on all packages.
A big selection of books about sailing and travel. It was also so typical of the openness of the people in Le Havre. I went in and asked the owner what kind of special Le Havre items he had and I was also searching for a travel notebook so we started talking and then as luck would have it another customer (who happened to be a guide) joined in and I got so much good info about the city. Thanks, especially for the tip on the funicular for the best views...
What to buy: Get yourself some maps and guidebooks and also the very fabulous Moleskine notebook. They come in different editions, I got the original version as used by Hemingway and Chatwin (perhaps my writing skills will improve?)
What to pay: Depends on what you buy
I asked for the best patisserie in Le Havre at the hotel desk and this was the address they gave me. The cakes were delicious, especially the chocolate one!
What to buy: Cakes
What to pay: Wow, much less expensive than Paris, only 6.10 euros for all for cakes.