Le Volcan

Le Havre
Entertainment and Leisure

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. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and finished in 1982, it is an instantly recognisable part of Le Havre's landscape.


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

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.

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...

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.