An excellent guide to LeHavre and includes information on going to Paris for the day (the NCL Jade is the only cruise ship in LeHavre that day):
Some information on the sites of Paris:
e hour 15-minute walk (not including going inside) in Paris for those on a five hour “Paris on Your Own” Day.
From Donna: Here is a brief description of “Paris on Your Own” from a cruise critic:
We chose the “Paris on Your Own” option. The four of us had never been there before and thinking that we might not get there again we carefully picked things we wanted to see and do. The bus dropped us in the heart of the city at the Place de la Concorde. We took in a cab to near Notre Dame and walked along the Seine going in back of the church and up the other side for good photo views. Stopped at a sidewalk cafe next to the church for a quick bite and then toured the inside of Notre Dame.
Then we began walking back to the Place de la Concorde stopping along the way as we felt like it. I bought a small painting from a street vendor. We walked through the courtyard at the Louvre and saw the glass pyramid. Then we walked through the Tuileries Gardens and made it to the Place de la Concorde with time to spare. We did not go close to the Eiffel Tower but could easily see it. On the way out the bus went right by it!!!
Rouen is a very nice alternative for those who aren’t interested in LeHavre or Paris. Rouen itself was very easy to walk around on your own to see the sights.
Take the train from Le Havre to Rouen…very easy to do and travel time is just under one hour each way. You can purchase the tickets in advance and the rate is 19 Euros round trip. You can take a quick taxi ride from the ship to the Le Havre train station. Use their website to check out times/options: