August 2016

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

Sound and light

> Until 27th Aug: 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux, Calvados

Sound and light show around the cathedral, at dusk, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Discovery trail enhanced with sound and lights

> Until 17th September: ‘Les Musilumières’, Sées Cathedral, Orne

Learn about the cathedral’s history through this show mingling lights, music & images

> Until 25th September: Sound and light show on Rouen Cathedral (at dusk), Seine-Maritime

Twofold show with the creations Impressionism and The Vikings

> 5th - 6th August: 'Les Médiévales', Creully, Calvados

Sound and light show plus medieval banquet and tavern

Exhibitions part of the Normandy Impressionnist Festival

> Until 26th September: Scenes of Impressionist Life, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen

> Until 26th September: Eugène Boudin. Craftsman in Light. MuMa André Malraux Museum of Modern Art, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

> Until 26th September: Frits Thaulow (1847 - 1906), Landscapist by Nature, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen

> Until 3rd October: Being Young at the Time of the Impressionists (1860 - 1910), Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur, Calvados

> Until 6th November: Sorolla and the Paris years, Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny, Eure

Medieval events

> 7th - 9th August: William the Conqueror's Festival, dives-sur-Mer, Cabourg and Houlgate, Calvados

Reenactments and craft and medieval market.

> 6th - 7th August: 'Fête médiévale', Moulin de Hauville, Eure

Medieval festival together with visits of the wind mill

> 6th - 7th August: Les Médiévales de Domfront "Les Hastingales", Domfront, Orne.

Re-enactments and night shows on the castle grounds.

> Until 6th August: Médiévales de Crèvecoeur, Crèvecoeur-en-Auge, Calvados

The grounds and castle at Crèvecoeur are transported back to the Middle Ages

> 13th - 14th August: Fête des Jeux, Falaise, Calvados

Games, medieval shows and major reenactments this year with 250 soldiers of William the Conqueror's army

> Until 16th August: 'Les heures musicales de l'Abbaye de Lessay', Lessay, Manche

Ten concerts taking place in the abbey

> Until 27th August: Discover the medieval Anglo-Norman heritage, Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure

Guided tour at 14:30.

> Until September 2017: Gothic Rouen exhibition, Panorama XXL, Rouen

A painting of Rouen in the Middle Ages with Joan of Arc as the central theme in this unique site in France

Other events

> Every Sunday until end August: 'Marché à l'Ancienne', Pont-L'Evêque, Calvados

From 10:00 to 13:00, traditional market with family entertainment from butter making to carriage rides,...

> Every Thursday until 29th September: ‘Les Jeudis du Pin’, Le Haras du Pin, Orne

Weekly shows with displays of dressage and show-jumping in the Colbert Courtyard

> Until December 2016: 'Grandma what was it like during the war?' exhibition, Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

War-time experiences of Norman and Canadian civilians, mainly of children, from 1940 to 1944

> 5th - 15th August: «Jazz en Baie» festival, from Genêts to Granville, Manche

Jazz festival along 14 miles of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

> 6th August: ‘Festival autour d’un Piano’, Château de Carrouges, Orne

Classical music concert at 20:45.

> 6th - 7th August: 'La Nuit des Soudeurs', Granville, Manche

Welding festival with some 30 sculptors present

> 6th - 7th August: 'Foire aux Fromages', Livarot, Calvados

Annual Livarot cheese festival, including fastest Livarot-eater competition

> 6th - 7th August: ‘Fête de la Chasse et de la Pêche’, Château de Carrouges grounds, Orne

Various (night) shows, exhibitions & competitions ideal for those interested in hunting and fishing

> 7th - 16th August: Normandie Horse Show, Saint-Lô, Manche

Horse show celebrating the Norman and French thoroughbreds

> 9th - 16th August: Acadian week, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados

Concerts, exhibitions and numerous other events

> 10th - 22nd August: ‘Les traversées Tatihou’, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Manche

Cross by foot at low tide to the island of Tatihou for a folk music festival with a difference

> 13th August: Carrot Festival, Créances, Manche

> 19th - 21st August: 'Fête du vent et du cerf-volant', Léry-Poses, Eure

Paragliding, windsurfing sessions and kite flying demonstrations

> 23rd - 27th August: 'Académie Bach', Arques-la-Bataille, Seine-Maritime

Classical music festival

> Until 27th August: Night-time tour of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Manche

> 15th Aug: Assumption of Mary - public holiday