Gateway to Normandy
Home to the Bayeux Tapestry, the breathtaking Abbey of Mont Saint Michel and numerous World War II sites including the D-Day beaches of Omaha, Utah and Juno, Normandy boasts wooded hillsides, rolling pastures and a long, lovely coastline of pebbled beaches and steep, plunging cliffs.
The region is brilliant for outdoor pursuits such as sailing, kayaking, mountain biking and walking, and boasts a number of lovely chateaux including the Chateau de Colombieres near Bayeux.
Paris, the ancient city of Caen and Monet’s famous garden at Giverny are also just a short drive away.
Autumn and winter also see a number of festivals and events in the Normandy area including the Normandy Food festival, The Normandy Seafood Festival and the Calvados Horse Festival. There are also a number of wonderful Christmas markets in Caen and Rouen.
Le Havre Travel Guide
Our outbound Portsmouth-Le Havre service departs at 23.00, giving you a full night’s sleep before arriving at 8.00 next day. The return journey departs Le Havre at 17.00, and arrives in Portsmouth at 21.30.
Onboard facilities include a restaurant, bar, comfortable en-suite cabins and shop, so your holiday starts the moment you drive aboard
At DFDS Seaways our ferries are designed to cater for travellers of all ages. Onboard you’ll find a small soft play area for children. Pets are also welcome for a small extra charge, subject to animal transport regulations.
Portsmouth - Le Havre travel updates
Onboard the Portsmouth - Le Havre ferry
In addition to our Portsmouth to Le Havre route, DFDS Seaways also runs daily ferries to France from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk and from Newhaven to Dieppe.