Raymond Queneau (1903-1976) was born and raised in Le Havre, where his parents owned a haberdasher’s shop in the Thiers neighbourhood. Throughout his work, the author described the city in many different ways. But his novel A Hard Winter (1939) is probably the one with the greatest number of references. The plot is entirely set in Le Havre, during WWI. Moreover, Lehameau, the main character, likes to stroll around the city, alone or with Helena, the woman he loves. With this novel, it is possible to draw a map of the route followed by the character, something Queneau liked to do for his own walks around le Havre.