May 2019

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

> 4th - 5th May: ‘Les Rencontres de Cambremer’, Calvados

Food festival celebrating AOC (Controlled Appellation) products.

> 8th May: Fête du Fromage, Pont-l'Evêque, Calvados

Major cheese festival held in Pont-l'Evêque, where the world-famous cheese was born.

> 11th – 12th May: The Hermione comes to Dieppe, Seine-Maritime

This beautiful Tall Ship will dock in Dieppe for two days.

> 11th May: 'La Nuit des Cathédrales'

For one night only, Rouen Cathedral and Bayeux Cathedral will open their doors to the public until midnight.

> 14th – 17th May: The Hermione comes to Ouistreham, Calvados

This beautiful Tall Ship will dock in the port of Ouistreham.

> 16th - 26th May: Normandy Channel Race

A 1000-mile international sailing race starting and ending in Caen, with a fun-filled ten-day events programme.

> 17th - 19th May: 'Les Enfants de Molière' Festival, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime

Theatre festival with six shows.

> 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.