Le Havre is in the Département Seine Maritime part of the Normandy region, situated on the north coast of France. I think of it as the ‘marmite’ of cruise destinations – as many people love it as hate it – ‘m in the former group! Le Havre is often labelled ‘for Paris’ which is actually 140 mile and about 3 hours away. Normandy is a region of France famous for its food, in particular apples. sea-food and dairy products.