> 18th – 19th May: Festival «Graines de Jardin», Rouen, Seine-Maritime
A major garden festival set in the beautiful Jardin des Plantes, on Rouen’s south bank.
> 19th May: D-Day Race, Courseulles, Calvados
A tough race with obstacles, which sees competitors race across the beach.
> May: 'Rencontre des Peintres', Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei, Orne
Open air painting and sculpture exhibitions in one of France's most picturesque villages.
> 24th - 25th May: National coastal and offshore rowing championships, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime
Dieppe will host this major national rowing championship.
> 24th - 26th May: Rush Festival, Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Modern music festival held on the banks of the River Seine.
> 25th May - 16th June: D-Day Festival Normandy, Bayeux-Bessin, Calvados
Selection of free celebrations around the 75th anniversary of D-Day including firework displays and parades.
> 25th - 26th May: Mont-Saint-Michel Bay Marathon
20th edition of one of the world’s most scenic marathons.
> 25th May - 1st June: 'Jazz Sous les Pommiers', Coutances, Manche
One of France’s most famous jazz festivals, now in its 38th year.