Le Havre is a World Heritage Site in Normandy, France France. The city suffered great damage from bombings during the Second World War.
After the war, restoration effort was carried out between 1945 and 1964 under the direction of Auguste Perret. What makes Le Havre outstanding is the unity and integrity of the reconstructed sites. In restoring Le Havre, the restoration team combined the former town pattern and historic structures with modern town planning ideas and new construction technology. The city stands as a great example of post-war urban planning where pre-fabricated material is used and the potential of concrete is explored.
Christmas lights at the town hall arcade of Le Havre, France
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Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Durban, South Africa on 10-17 July, 2005.
World Heritage Site Inscription DetailsLocation: Normandy, France
Inscription Year: 2005
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV
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