June 2016

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

Festivals

> Until 12th June: D-Day Festival Normandy Bessin

Selection of free celebrations from firework displays and parades to evenings with veterans, etc

> 3rd- 5th June: Rendez-vous aux Jardins, all over Normandy

National garden open day

> 11th June: 'Fête des Vikings', La Chapelle-Saint-Ouen, Seine-Maritime

Viking Festival organised by the Northmaen brewery

> 8th - 12th June: Film Festival 'Romantic Days', Cabourg, Calvados

> 12th June: 'Festival du Lin', Routot, Eure

Flax festival

> 17th - 19th June: 'Festival du Lin', Doudeville, Seine-Maritime

Flax festival with scutching demonstrations, fashion shows, ...

> 22nd - 25th June: Archéo Jazz festival, Blainville-Crevon, Seine-Maritime

Jazz concerts in the illuminated ruins of Blainville château

> 24th - 25th June: 'Le Rock dans tous ses Etats', Evreux, Eure

Rock Festival

> 24th June - 26th June: 'Viva Cité', Sotteville-lès-Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Street art festival

> 25th - 26th June: 'Les Médiévales de Touques', Touques, Calvados

The streets of this typical Norman town will come alive with medieval performances, plus market and medieval tavern

> 25th - 26th June: 'Rétrofestival', Caen, Calvados

Festival with over 500 vintage cars - post-war and Liberation vehicles

> 26th June - 3rd July: 'Fêtes Médiévales', Bayeux, Calvados

The streets of the medieval town come alive with medieval performances

> 30th June - 3rd July: Festival Beauregard, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Calvados

Pop rock festival on beautiful castle grounds with international artists

Other events

> 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

> 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

> Every Thursday from 2nd June to 29th September: ‘Les Jeudis du Pin’, Le Haras du Pin, Orne

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

> 1st June: Discover the medieval Anglo-Norman heritage, Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure

Guided tour at 15:00.

> 1st - 5th June: Normandy Sailing Week, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

Coastal and offshore course races

> 3rd June - 25th September: Sound and light show on Rouen Cathedral (at dusk), Seine-Maritime

Twofold show with the creations Impressionism and The Vikings

> 4th June: Concert: Bach's cello suite by Marc Coppey, Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Manche

> 5th June: 'Fête de la Peinture', across Eure

Painting Festival

> 6th June: D-Day commemorations

Join locals and veterans as they mark the 72nd anniversary of the 1944 D-Day Landings

> 10th June: Classical guitar concert with Emmanuel Rossfelder, Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Manche

> 16th - 19th June: Tour of Normandy, Vintage Car Rally, across Normandy

Rally through Normandy featuring vintage cars and motorcycles

> 17th - 18th June: Open Air Opera, Château du Champ-de-Bataille, Le Neubourg, Eure

The courtyard of honour is a magnificent setting for summer opera: Giacomo Puccini's 'La Bohème'

> 18th - 19th June: Journées du Patrimoine de Pays et des Moulins, all over Normandy

Heritage and mill days

> 19th June: Departure of the Solitaire du Figaro boat race, Deauville, Calvados

Stage 1 heading for Cowes on the Isle of Wight

> 21st June: Fête de la Musique, across Normandy

National Music Day where music comes to the streets of Normandy’s towns!

> 25th June - 10th July: ‘Les Musicales de Mortagne’, Perche area, Orne

Six chamber music concerts performed in the Perche

> 26th June - 4th July: Tour de France Grand Départ from the Mont-Saint-Michel, Manche

Many cycling events + stage 1 (2nd July): the Mont-Saint-Michel - Utah beach; stage 2 (3rd July): Saint-Lô - Cherbourg along the Côte des Isles; stage 3 (4th July) will set off from