THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN 28e Open du Havre
From 03/20 to 03/26
Money prize: $ 15,000
Surface: Clay indoor
Tournament location: Tennis Club du Havre – 213, Rue Edouard Vaillant, Le Havre 76610
How to get: Tc du Havre is far about 9 km from Centre Ville that is about 15 minutes driving. At 8 km there is the local Le Havre – Octeville Airport and from there you need a 14 minutes taxi ride to get in.
Recent past winners: 2016 Martina Di Giuseppe – 2015 Alice Matteucci – 2014 Yvonne Cavalle Reimers – 2013 Daria Salinkova – 2012 Myrtille Georges
Main players: Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) – Valeria Solovyeva (Rus) – Kathinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Chloe Paquet (Fra) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita) – Elyne Boeykens (Bel) – Cristiana Ferrando (Ita) – Anastasiya Vasylyeva (Ukr) – Emily Appleton (Gbr)
THE TOWN: Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, in the region of Upper Normandy in France. Le Havre is French for “the harbour”. Historically, Le Havre has always been the harbour for Paris, with goods transferring there between ocean-going vessels and barges which go to Paris via the Seine. It was heavily bombed during the Battle of Normandy. The reconstruction of the town was undertaken by August Perret using reinforced concrete. This project has led to the city being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
For Lonely Planet: “Le Havre is a love letter to modernism, evoking, more than any other French city, France’s postwar energy and optimism. All but obliterated in September 1944 by Allied bombing raids that killed 3000 civilians, the centre was completely rebuilt by the Belgian architect Auguste Perret, whose bright, airy modernist vision remains, miraculously, largely intact. Attractions include a museum full of captivating impressionist paintings, a soaring church with a mesmerising stained-glass tower, and hilltop gardens with views over the city. Le Havre is a regular port of call for cruise ships.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN LE HAVRE:
- Rebuilt Old Town
- Abbaye de Graville
- St Joseph Church
- Oscar Hôtel. Fantastic ** hotel rated 8.5 on Booking and with a very high value for money. It’s situated in Le Havre’s Perret quarter, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It offers free Wi-Fi and views of The Volcan concert venue. A little but comfy comfort double room costs 65€ per night.
- Hotel Carmin. Excellent *** accomodation rated 8.9 on Booking which enjoys a wonderful location in Le Havre center ville. The price for a classic double room starts from 89€ per night with free wifi. Breakfast and parking available with an additional charge.
- Hôtel Spa Vent d’Ouest. Amazing **** hotel located just 550 m from the beach in Le Havre and rated 8.6 on Booking. It offers free Wi-Fi access, and the onsite 200-mq2 Nuxe spa includes a hammam, 3 massage rooms, 2 lounges and a cardio-training area. A 20 mq2 double room Club costs 120€ per night with wifi included.
Enjoy this new TennisTrip in Normandy!!