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Museum of Old Le Havre: photo description (Musee de l'ancien Havre)

During the Second world war Le Havre, situated at the confluence of the river Seine in the English channel, was almost completely destroyed. His new look was designed by architect Auguste Perret, who executed this project in a constructivist way, with the use of a large number of concrete and white. Even the Church of St. Joseph in downtown to a height of approximately 106 meters is more like a skyscraper than a religious structure.

However, within modern Le Havre you can still find several historical buildings. During the Second world war, they were in the outskirts of the city and so survived the bombing. In one of these buildings, built in the XVIII century, today houses the Museum of Old Le Havre. It is on the street named after Jerome Bellinato, the first architect of Le Havre. The house was built by ship owner and traveler by the name of Dubocage de Bleville.

In this three-story mansion of gray brick are stored exhibits, which tell about the history of the city since its founding in the first half of the XVI century to the present day. The exposition of the Museum devoted to the Maritime side of his life, famous natives. In a Museum you can see models of ships and brought goods by sea - for example, Iranian carpets, works of art - paintings and engravings. The famous residents listed as writer Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, playwright Casimir Delving, Frederick Sauvage boat Builder who invented the ship's propeller, and actor Frederic Lemaitre. Their lives, achievements and artistic heritage is also represented in the Museum of Old Le Havre.