WIN A TRIP FOR FOUR TO LE HAVRE WORTH £500
This month Portsmouth International Port is the gateway to a big birthday bash - as Le Havre looks back 500 years to when the city first came into being
ith regular Brittany Ferries crossings to Le Havre from Portsmouth, there’s no excuse not to make time for more than a passing visit to this historic city. To help celebrate Le Havre’s 500th birthday, France Magazine has teamed up with Portsmouth International Port and Brittany Ferries to give you the chance to go to the city for free. We are giving away a return crossing with a car and up to 4 people worth £500. The prize can be taken at any point in the next 12 months, although the celebrations come to a climax on 8 October. That’s the day in 1517 that King Francis 1 formed the port city on the Normandy coastline. Five centuries later the city’s leaders are promising a “major rendezvous” based around a new digital and interactive artistic masterpiece. Visitors arriving before the big party can enjoy a number of special events in September and early October. They include an exhibition that sees Claude Monet’s “Impression, Sunrise” return to its birthplace, and the chance to visit a floating Zen Temple in the middle of the docks. Across the summer thousands of visitors have placed wishes for the futures in this relaxing piece of art. Readers who can’t make it to Le Havre in time for this major milestone can still enjoy a wonderful visit. The city is so much more than a jumping off point for holidays in France, with the renowned Museum of Modern Art (Le Muma), and more than its fair share of gastronomic delights to enjoy. Foodies will delight in a visit to Le Havre’s fish market, which has been given a makeover as a living legacy of the 500 year anniversary celebrations. Brittany Ferries has daily sailings to Le Havre from Portsmouth International Port, as well as other nearby ports in Normandy. The ships Baie de Seine and Etretat are often on this route. Frequent travellers need little reminder of the benefits of ferry travel to France from the Waterfront City. Situated right on the motorway network, there’s easy access to Portsmouth International Port from London and beyond. This summer Portsmouth International Port launched its #portsmouthtakesyouthere campaign - highlighting a wide range of memorable experiences passengers can enjoy on both sides of the channel. With so much to offer travellers, Britain’s Best Connected Port is the perfect choice for a hassle free holiday or short break. Competition questions: 1. What date did King Francis 1st. form the port city of Le Havre? 2. What is the summer campaign for Portsmouth International Port? 3. Which Brittany Ferries ships sail on the Portsmouth/le Havre route?
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Closing date: 31 October 2017
Prize details: Family of 4 and car and 4-berth cabin each way
And the usual conditions:
Crossings cannot be taken in peak season – July and August and all school holiday periods Subject to availability Insurance is not included Not transferable No monetary value Valid for travel to 31 December 2018
WIN A RETURN CROSSING worth £500!