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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.