May 2017

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

>Until 11th September: Pablo Picasso Season, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Three major exhibitions of the artists' work held in three different museums.

> 1st May: 24 Heures Motonautiques, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

Offshore powerboat race on the river Seine.

> 11th – 21st May: Normandy Channel Race

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

> 13th May: 'La Nuit des Cathédrales'

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

> 19th – 21st May: Rush Music Festival, Rouen, Seine-Maritime

An eclectic music festival held on the Presqu'île Rollet, a peninsula at the western extremity of Rouen's south bank.

> 20th – 21st May: Festival «Graines de Jardin», Rouen, Seine-Maritime

A major garden festival set in the beautiful Jardin des Plantes, on Rouen’s south bank.

> 20th – 27th May: 'Jazz Sous les Pommiers', Coutances, Manche

One of France’s most famous jazz festivals, now in its 36th year.

> 27th May - 11th June: D-Day Festival Normandy, Bayeux-Bessin, Calvados

Selection of free celebrations around the anniversary of D-Day including firework displays and parades.

> 27th - 28th May: Mont-Saint-Michel Bay Marathon

20th edition of one of the world’s most scenic marathons.

> 27th - 28th May: 'la Fête des Gueux', Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure

Medieval weekend with street parades, shows, markets…

> 27th May - 20th August: A Summer in Le Havre - Pierre et Gilles Exhibition

A retrospective of the famous duo’s work at the MuMa (Modern Art Museum).

> 27th May: A Summer in Le Havre - Magnifik Parade

A major street parade through the upper and lower parts of the city.

> 27th May: A Summer in Le Havre - Opening concert

Live bands on the seafront.

> 27th May: A Summer in Le Havre - Carnaval Electro

Electronic music carnival.