France’s leading place for international trade, opening onto one of the world’s busiest seas, the English Channel, Le Havre Seine Métropole is the gateway to the Seine Valley corridor linking the globalized world with Paris and the Ile de France region.
As a metropolis of the future, it is committed to developing the attractiveness of its territory and strengthening its influence by capitalizing on three levers: higher education, tourism and economic development. Several ongoing projects bear this ambition, in particular, the Le Havre Smart Port City project, the creation of the Cité Numérique and the recent Pays d’Art et d’Histoire label.
Bringing together 54 municipalities home to nearly 275,000 inhabitants, Le Havre Seine Métropole cultivates a strong identity, both maritime, fluvial and land-based. A leading industrial and port centre, a major economic hub of unified Normandy, it is also a farming area, a tourist, cultural and event destination. At the service of its inhabitants, it is involved in many fields, acting daily in favour of health, mobility, life quality and sustainable development, offering a reinforced, coherent and structured service for the benefit of all the inhabitants.