The city of a thousand columns
Havana's unique charm lies in its Spanish colonial architecture. These old streets, with their run down houses are a direct reminder of bygone days and are listed as Unesco World Heritage buildings.
Havana is in the process of preserving and restoring its heritage to its former glory.
Regular flights between Rennes and Havana
You can fly to Havana all year round via Paris-CDG with Air France.
> Climate : The dry season lasts from November to April, and is the best time to visit. The weather is hot, but not as humid as the rest of the year.
> Time difference with France : When it is 6 am in Havana, it is 12 noon in Paris.
> Currency : Cuban Peso
> Travel documents required : you need a valid passport to visit Havana. You can stay for up to 30 days and a tourist pass will be delivered by the French Consulate in Havana or by approved travel agencies.
> Tourist information : Office National du Tourisme de Cuba
280, bd Raspail
Phone n°: +33 01 45 38 90 10
> Official language: Spanish is the official language spoken in Havana.
> Local food: Cuba is known for its lobster and crab. You can also enjoy all the traditional Creole dishes using local tropical fruit.
> Drinks: You are advised to buy bottled water. You may also enjoy Havana’s typical local alcoholic beverage: rum and rum-based cocktails as well as a sugar cane juice drink called “Guarapo”.
The island is known for its white sandy beaches and is surrounded by the mangrove, where you can admire the rich variety of Cuba's fauna and flora.
You can get there by boat and go snorkeling on the coral barrier reef.
Any admirer of Che Guevara will make a point of visiting this town, with its Plaza de la Revolución and the Che Guevara memorial.