Catène de Containers

A modern landmark in the heart of Normandy's most audacious city!

A real wow factor!

Inaugurated in 2017 for Le Havre’s 500th anniversary celebrations, Vincent Ganivet’s Catène de Containers has rapidly become one of the city’s most iconic sites, and has even been dubbed ‘Le Havre’s Eiffel Tower’. Like a giant set of building blocks, the artist has assembled a string of multicolored shipping containers making up two monumental arches that sit between the city and the sea. Look out for it when you dock in Le Havre!

(c) B. Collier
(c) B. Collier

Hotels, restaurants and cafés nearby

What to see and do

  • Finding this colourful sculpture couldn't be easier: it's located on the Quai de Southampton, just a few steps from the Modern Art Museum and close to the city centre.
  • Sit back and enjoy the views at the Bout du Monde, a laid-back and trendy café situated in hilly Sainte-Adresse, Le Havre's most affluent suburb. The perfect spot to watch the sunset with a cocktail in your hand!
  • Ideally situated adjacent to the Volcano, Le Havre's famous cultural centre, Hotel Oscar is a comfy hotel in 1950s vintage style. The friendly ozzie owner will make you feel at home.

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