Find out more about the main events in Normandy.
Musée Les Pêcheries, Fécamp
©Musée Les Pêcheries
Les Pêcheries - Fécamp museum
Opened in December 2017
A brand new museum just opened its doors at the heart of the Alabaster Coast: the Musée des Pêcheries in Fécamp. Covering 4500 square metres and dedicated to the long history of fishing in Fécamp and in Normandy, it comes complete with a stunning glass rooftop to enjoy panoramic views of the town and the sea.
© Vudoiseau D.Decamps
Normandy: gateway to the Ryder Cup
The Ryder Cup is one of the top international events for golfing enthusiasts. Bringing together the best players from the American and European continents, the 2018 competition will take place at the Golf National in Guyancourt, near Paris, from 28 to 30 September. Over 60,000 spectators and several million viewers are expected to follow the event worldwide. Within just an hour from the course, golfers can reach one of Normandy’s most famous tourist destinations: Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, or Le Vaudreuil golf course, near Rouen, designed by Fred Hawtree. For those who want to perfect their swing by the sea, Deauville’s four 18-hole golf courses are only two hours’ drive away.
Opening March 2018: Located in the heart of the picturesque town of Pont-l’Evêque and covering 2500 square metres, this new site explores the history of Calvados, the traditional Norman drink, with a sensory experience through a recreational and educational visit, finishing with a tasting of course!
Cimetière de Colleville
© Thierry Houyel
75th anniversary of D-Day
The memory lives on… In 2019, all eyes will be on the D-Day Landing Beaches and the sites of the Battle of Normandy. The 75th Anniversary will be commemorated with numerous events and festivities such as parades, firework displays, airdrops and military camp re-enactments. A major date for your diaries.
Armada - Rouen
© Armada de la Liberté
Set sail for the Armada!
Celebrating its 30th birthday, Rouen Armada promises to be bigger and better than ever when it returns to the banks of the river Seine in 2019. During this ten-day festival, the world’s largest and finest tall ships will line the quaysides, bringing together sailors and visitors from around the world. An event not to be missed.
Normandy Impressionist Festival
The Festival Normandie Impressionniste is now an established event in the Normandy calendar. From April to September 2020, this next edition will bring to the fore an eclectic programme of events across the arts including exhibitions, concerts, films, modern art, literature, sound and light shows, picnics like Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass and traditional “guinguettes”.
And many more events in 2018 in Normandy