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Le Havre, Patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco 🌇

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Hidden : 06/27/2019
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L’histoire du Havre se singularise par une succession de destructions suivies de reconstructions, perçues comme autant de renaissances.

Avant cette date, au Moyen-Âge, l’Estuaire de la Seine est placĂ© sous l’influence des ports d’Harfleur et d’Honfleur. Leur envasement conjuguĂ© aux ambitions territoriales et Ă  l’essor commercial favorise la naissance d’un nouveau port, plus grand et pouvant rĂ©pondre aux opportunitĂ©s Ă©conomiques et aux besoins dĂ©fensifs du royaume. Le 7 fĂ©vrier 1517, François Ier ordonne la crĂ©ation d’un port fortifiĂ©, au nord de l’embouchure de la Seine et dĂ©jĂ  connu sous le nom de Havre de GrĂące, et signe en octobre la charte de fondation de la ville.

Le Havre devient une grande citĂ© française aprĂšs l’arasement des fortifications, transformĂ©es en grands boulevards au milieu du XIXĂšme siĂšcle : sa renommĂ©e repose dĂšs lors sur les activitĂ©s portuaires et industrielles qui gagnent l’estuaire, tandis que l’habitat s’étend sur le plateau de Caux.

Durement bombardĂ©e Ă  la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, Le Havre est l’une des villes les plus sinistrĂ©es d’Europe et reconnue comme « ville-martyre » : sur les 160 000 habitants, 5 000 ont Ă©tĂ© tuĂ©s et 80 000 sont sans-abri ; les 150 hectares du centre historique sont dĂ©vastĂ©s, 12 500 immeubles ont Ă©tĂ© dĂ©truits.

AprĂšs la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la reconstruction constitue une Ă©tape prĂ©dominante : par son caractĂšre novateur, la ville moderne d’Auguste Perret symbolise l’ouverture sur le monde d’une ville rĂ©solument moderne.

En juillet 2005, Le Havre obtient la reconnaissance suprĂȘme pour son centre reconstruit inscrit dĂ©sormais par l’UNESCO sur la liste trĂšs sĂ©lective des sites figurant au Patrimoine mondial de l’humanitĂ©.

En 2017, pour ses 500 ans, Le Havre a su attirer des artistes et Ă©vĂ©nements d'envergure internationale et sĂ©duire un public nombreux venu profiter d’Un ÉtĂ© Au Havre. Ce succĂšs incontestĂ© invite Ă  faire de chaque saison estivale un rendez-vous ambitieux avec l’art, le patrimoine et la culture au Havre.

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Je vous invite Ă  faire une petite balade au Havre. La visite des 2 waypoints Ă  pied vous permettra de dĂ©couvrir successivement l’esplanade de la plage, l’office de tourisme, le port de plaisance, l’église Saint-Joseph, le MusĂ©e Malraux via un parcours parĂ© de drapeaux.

Pour loguer cette cache :

Vous devrez vous prendre en photo (visage non obligatoire) ou en faisant apparaĂźtre un objet personnel devant 2 des structures Ă©rigĂ©es Ă  l’occasion des 500 ans du Havre :
  • UP#3 de Lang/Baumann (WP1) : Jouant avec la perspective de la Porte OcĂ©ane, les artistes Sabina Lang et Daniel Baumann ont apposĂ© une structure blanche rectangulaire dans l’axe des immeubles, sur la plage. La sculpture Ă©merge des galets comme un immense portique se dĂ©coupant sur l’horizon
  • CatĂšne de containers (WP2) : Sculpture urbaine de Vincent Ganivet, faite de 38 containers maritimes peints, clin d’oeil aux activitĂ©s portuaires de la ville

Merci de joindre vos photos directement dans votre log ; tout log ne respectant pas l’aspect personnalisĂ© de la photo, attestant ainsi de votre prĂ©sence sur les lieux, sera supprimĂ©.


Le Havre, UNESCO World Heritage

The history of Le Havre is characterized by a succession of destructions followed by reconstructions, perceived as so many rebirths.

Before this date, in the Middle Ages, the Seine Estuary was placed under the influence of the ports of Harfleur and Honfleur. Their siltation, combined with territorial ambitions and commercial expansion, is helping to create a new port, larger and able to respond to the economic opportunities and defensive needs of the kingdom. On February 7th 1517, Francis I ordered the creation of a fortified port, north of the estuary of the Seine and already known as Havre de GrĂące, and signed in October the founding charter of the city.

Le Havre became a large French city after the leveling of the fortifications, turned into large boulevards in the middle of the 19th century: its renown is thus based on the port and industrial activities that reach the estuary, while the habitat extends over the plateau of Caux.

Hardly bombed at the end of WWII, Le Havre is one of the most damaged cities in Europe and known as "martyr city": out of 160,000 inhabitants, 5,000 were killed and 80,000 are homeless; the 150 hectares of the historic center are devastated, 12,500 buildings were destroyed.

After WWII, reconstruction is a predominant step: by its innovative character, the modern city of Auguste Perret symbolizes the opening to the world of a resolutely modern city.

In July 2005, Le Havre received the supreme recognition for its reconstructed center, now listed by UNESCO on the very selective list of World Heritage sites.

In 2017, for its 500th anniversary, Le Havre attracted artists and events of international stature and appeal to a large public come to enjoy “Un ÉtĂ© au Havre”. This undisputed success invites us to make each summer season an ambitious rendez-vous with art, heritage and culture in Le Havre.

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I invite you to a walk in Le Havre. The visit of 2 waypoints on foot will allow you to successively discover the esplanade of the beach, the tourist office, the marina, the Saint-Joseph church, the Malraux Museum via a course adorned with flags.

To log this cache :

You will have to take a picture of you (your face is non-mandatory) or by showing a personal object in front of 2 structures erected on the occasion of the 500 years of Le Havre :
  • UP # 3 of Lang / Baumann (WP1): Playing with the perspective of the Porte OcĂ©ane, the artists Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann have affixed a rectangular white structure in the axis of the buildings, on the beach. The sculpture emerges from the pebbles like a huge portico standing out on the horizon
  • Container catena (WP2): Vincent Ganivet's urban sculpture, made of 38 painted maritime containers, a nod to the port activities of the city

Thank you for attaching your photos directly in your log ; any log that does not respect the personalized aspect of the photo, thus attesting your presence on the premises, will be deleted.


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This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between June 4, 2019 and June 4, 2020. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards 2.0 on the Geocaching Blog.

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