Photo credit: © Lillian Seymour
La Place d'Accueil
|La Place d'Accueil provides the main
gate to Expo and is in La Cité du Havre. Here visitors will draw
their first impression of the Expo scene. A huge plaza of 2˝ acres
is on a middle level, above a bus station which is also used by taxis and
the terminals of the Expo-Express and the Trailer Train which connects
Cité du Havre points.
On the middle level, and on a third level, are information booths, travel offices, accommodation bureaux, shops, banks, a liquor store, restaurants, snack bars, lounges and a day hotel.
There is a direct footway from the plaza to the International Broadcasting Centre. A striking architectural feature of the place is its roof -- in the shape of a huge umbrella. It is made up of seven plexiglass hexagons.
Click here to see a model to scale of La Place d'Accueil.
Click here to see the construction of La Pace d'Accueil.