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Planning permission for this futuristic looking stadium was gained in December 2009, with construction beginning in March 2010.
Stade Océane is a modern multi-purpose arena on the outskirts of Le Harve. It has a capacity of just over 25,000 and is home to Ligue 2 side Le Havre AC. Opened in July 2012 it replaced the ageing Stade Jules Deschaseaux’ which is still standing, just across the railway line from its shimmering replacement.
Many have passed through Boulogne in the north of France; how many can really say that they’ve been to Boulogne? The town was known as the ‘gateway to the UK’ or the reverse for thousands of Brits arriving by ferry from the south coast of England. At best it was seen as a handy arrival port in which to leave again for the more romantic locations of Normandy, Paris and the chic south. These days the ferries call here no more…