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Send a Parcel to Le Havre, France
One of the most popular French seaports situated in the Haute Normandie region of France, it sits on the right bank of the Seine as it feeds out in to the English Channel. It is a very popular port with the British with many thousands of people crossing daily to take advantage of cheap duty free prices.
Since 2005 it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Outside of the Louvre in Paris the city is also host to Frances second largest art impressionist collection held in the Andre Malraux modern art museum.
Once a very popular port and the starting destination of many transatlantic voyages the liner trade died in the 1970’s as Southampton in the UK became the main departure point for services to the Americas.
It is a town steeped in history and has featured in several major wars due to its seaport and location. It was founded in 1517, but grew majorly in the 18th century with the advent of the slave trade. It then suffered greatly in the second World War as the allies attacked German positions in and around the city resulting in much of the historic town being destroyed and rebuilt in concrete.
It is still a town strongly driven by its sea going activities although industry has diversified and it is now a major player in wind turbine development and production.
Its good transport links and TUV service mean that is well aligned to handling large numbers of parcels for shipment across Europe and to Britain as well.
As ever when shipping in Europe then you need to ensure your parcel ships with the correct paperwork, as in particular the French are known to pay attention to detail on the paperwork, and you should double check everything is filled in correctly to avoid shipping delays.
Essentials when sending a parcel to Le Havre
It is important to bear in mind the following points when you send a parcel to Le Havre:
- Make sure the contents of your parcel(s) adhere to our prohibited and restricted items list.
- Ensure that you print and complete the necessary documents required when sending a parcel to France.
- Check for any customs charges or other surcharges that may apply to French shipments.
- Be sure that every parcel is securely packaged to avoid damage to the contents.
- Relax and rest assured that your parcel will arrive safe-and-sound in France when sending through !