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

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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


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