Very tasty! A Gourmet Cruise to Le Havre from only £69 per person with Brittany Ferries
Attention all foodies, especially those with an interest in art and architecture. Brittany Ferries has a very tasty gourmet cruise that won’t break the bank.
The mini-cruise from Portsmouth to Le Havre and back with lunch included is available all summer from just £69 per person.
You sail overnight in the comfort of your own en-suite cabin, spend the day in Le Havre with lunch booked for 12.30 at Le Bistro Parisien, and return either late afternoon or overnight to Portsmouth.
Le Havre (pictured) is a fascinating city to spend a day in; largely destroyed during the second world war, it was rebuilt over a span of 20 years in an idiosyncratic style by the architect Auguste Perret, crowned by his masterpiece, the Church of St Joseph.
The city now has the distinction of being a UNESCO world heritage site as well as being regarded by many as the home of impressionism. Claude Monet lived in Le Havre from the age of five and some of his paintings are to be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MuMa) along with those of other artists such as Renoir, Degas and Dufy. In fact the museum houses the second most extensive collection of impressionist paintings in France after those of the Orsay Museum in Paris.
Le Bistrot Parisien is a traditional restaurant overlooking the gardens of the town hall in the centre of Le Havre. Local fresh produce is sourced daily and used in the vast selection of dishes on offer.
For a supplement you can even take your car as you may want to take time in the morning or afternoon to visit the surrounding areas with a trip to the amazing cliffs of Etretat or the lovely fishing port of Honfleur.