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Official Normandy Tourist Board website

 

Events: 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings

2016 marks the 950th anniversary of the Norman invasion of England and William the Conqueror’s crowning at Westminster.

To celebrate this occasion, from April to December, medieval themed festivals and events are taking place throughout the region: Medieval street markets, music, dance, theatre, workshops, sound and light shows and special exhibitions will be held in many towns and villages associated with William the Conqueror and his momentous expedition.

©Benjamin Déal

Browse through the list of official 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings events taking place throughout Normandy until December 2016.

> Download the brochure.

médiévales de bayeux (c) Virginie Meigné

June 2016

- 25 - 26 June: Touques, Les Médiévales de Touques. The streets of this typical Norman town will come alive with medieval performances, plus market and medieval tavern.

- 26 June - 3 July: Bayeux, Medieval Festival. Medieval market, concerts, parades, exhibitions, workshops and performers will fill the streets for the 30th anniversary of this festival.

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July 2016

- Until 3 July: Bayeux, Medieval Festival. Medieval market, concerts, parades, exhibitions, workshops and performers will fill the streets for the 30th anniversary of this festival.

- 9 - 10 July: La Pommeraye, Les Médiévales de Château-Ganne. This archaeological site is open to the public for this festival with reenactments and  medieval market.

- 31 July - 7 August: Crèvecoeur-en-Auge, Les Médiévales de Crèvecoeur. The grounds and castle are transported back to the Middle Ages.

© Samuel Barth

August 2016

- Until 7 August: Crèvecoeur-en-Auge, Les Médiévales de Crèvecoeur. The grounds and castle are transported back to the Middle Ages.

- 5 - 6 August: Creully, Les Médiévales. Sound and light show plus medieval banquet and tavern.

- 6 - 7  August: Moulin de Hauville, Fête Médiévale. Medieval festival together with visits of the wind mill.

-   6 - 7 August: Les Médiévales de Domfront "Les Hastingales", on the castle grounds. Re-enactments and night shows.

- 7 - 9 August: dives-sur-mer, Cabourg and Houlgate, William the Conqueror's Festival with reenactments and craft and medieval market..

-13 - 14 August: Fête des Jeux, Falaise. Family entertainment at the Château Guillaume le Conquérant with jesters, jugglers, knights etc and major reenactments this year with 250 soldiers of William the Conqueror's army.

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September 2016

- 16 - 18 Sept: Festival Cidre et Dragon, Merville-Franceville. Medieval and fantasy festival together with a medieval market.

© Grégory WAIT

October 2016

- 8 October: Argences, church service followed by a medieval banquet.

-14 October: Sound and light show 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux.

Bayeux will put on a magical light show to highlight its magnificent cathedral and its heritage.

RDV Cathédrale Bayeux 2014(c)P. Le Bris - OT Bayeux Intercom

November 2016

- Sound and light show 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux.

Bayeux will put on a magical light show to highlight its magnificent cathedral and its heritage.

RDV Cathédrale Bayeux 2014 (c)P. Le Bris - OT Bayeux Intercom

 

December 2016

- Until 31 December: Sound and light show 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux.

Bayeux will put on a magical light show to highlight its magnificent cathedral and its heritage.

 


 

(Non-exhaustive list - Subject to alteration)