Find out more about the main events in Normandy.
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.
Set sail for the Armada!
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Rouen Armada promises to be bigger and better than ever when it returns to the banks of the river Seine from 6 to 16 June 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.
FIFA Women’s World Cup in Le Havre
The excitement is building for the next major event in the international football calendar. From 7 June to 7 July, twenty-four national teams, including France as the host nation, will compete to win the Women's World Football Cup in 52 matches across nine host cities, including Le Havre right here in Normandy. The city's brilliantly blue Stade Océane will be hosting seven games, including a Quarter Final on Thursday 27 June.
The Ocean of the Future at La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg
Following renovations, La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg opens its epic new The Ocean of the Future exhibition this spring. Your groups will embark on a incredible underwater adventure, learning all about the deep sea through spectacular multimedia spaces and visiting 16 impressive aquariums housing beautiful sea creatures, from colourful exotic fish to species from the English Channel.
The Game of Thrones Tapestry comes to Bayeux
The Game of Thrones Tapestry is one of the most ambitious and beautiful piece of Game of Thrones artwork in existence. Commissioned by Tourism Ireland to draw tourists to Belfast, it has been hanging in the city's Ulster Museum since July 2017. Each panel of the tapestry depicts scenes from each of the 67 episodes yet aired, each done it the style of the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry. From September to end December 2019, the GOT Tapestry will cross the Channel and will be on display in Bayeux, close to the same site as the original one!
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 2019 in Normandy