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Le Volcan : Scene Nationale du Havre

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Address: 8 Place Oscar Niemeyer, 76600, Le Havre, France
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+33 2 35 19 10 20

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An odd attraction

A unique construction but a must see all the same. It does stand out on the landscape but we are glad we went to see it !

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

A unique construction but a must see all the same. It does stand out on the landscape but we are glad we went to see it !

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Kettering, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I passed this by several times. You can get a great shot of this on the bridge. I never went in but it is a unique looking architecture.

Thank waterdance
Leeds, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We did not go inside as it does not look like there is much internally. The architecture itself is quite intriguing and the sculpture on the side (a hand and water) is very nice.

Thank Shen_1986
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Magnificent architecture. The work of the Brazilian Nyemeyer. The inside has been done up like new, one of the most beautiful libraries that I saw so far

Thank 15ad45
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The shape of the building looks strange. Like a previous comment I thought it at the beginning to be a chimney of a plant, although not as symmetric. I do not know what is the significance of using such structure. However, it holds a good historic value.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Le Volcan, the Maison de La Culture for Le Havre, is a spectacular monument to brutalist architecture. Some will love the bizarre sight of two volcanoes in the city centre, others will hate it and say even more bizarre things about them. The Le Volcan complex is currently closed but the dazzlingly bold white lumps sat in the very centre... More 

2 Thank BigBrightBlueSky
Gandhidham, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Strange design when you look at it from the outside, looks like a big power plant chimney smack in the middle of the town. But looks can be deceiving. Once you go inside and you find out the history of the place, it is not too bad really.

1 Thank Shehwaz
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

The yogurt pot or coal fired power station cooling tower - smack bang in the middle of a lovely looking city. It is at odds with its surroundings. I thought it was part of a building site, maybe some sort of shield to hide what was really being built.

Thank Knobby1977
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

Horrid looking,was there an inside?yuck!we as a family weren't keen - better heading to the natural history museum down the road.

1 Thank Calum M

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