Hanging Gardens

Le Havre
Normandy
Great Outdoors

Perched on the cliffs high above the Seine Bay, the 19th century Fort de Sainte-Adresse has been granted a second life as the city's hanging gardens. The four bastions of the fortress are dedicated to displaying rare plants from across the globe discovered by both famous and contemporary botanist explorers. Giant greenhouses in the central courtyard contain collections of unusual plants whilst trial gardens allow the Le Havre gardeners to experiment with new plant types to eventually be planted in the gardens and flowerbeds of the city.


 

Places to visit nearby

After serious devastation during the WW2 bombings, Le Havre has risen phoenix-like from the ashes to become a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site for its post-war architecture.

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!

Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!

Nearby attractions

A striking white building that appears to emerge almost naturally from the ground, Le Volcan is home to a theatre and cinema which is mostly underground.

An arts museum with a great collection of Impressionist paintings, the Muma (Musée d'Art Modern André Malraux) was the first major museum to built in France after WW2, when the original building was destroyed.

Wander through the gorgeous park of La Jardins Personnalités and discover the busts of famous townspeople and those who have a connection to Honfleur including Monet, Satie, Boudin and the poet Baudelaire.