May 2018

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

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

Offshore powerboat race on the river Seine.

> 5th – 12th May: 'Jazz Sous les Pommiers', Coutances, Manche

One of France’s most famous jazz festivals, now in its 37th year.

> 5th – 6th May: ‘Les Rencontres de Cambremer’, Calvados

Food festival celebrating AOC (Controlled Appellation) products.

> 24 May - 3rd June: Normandy Channel Race

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

> 12th May: 'La Nuit des Cathédrales'

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

> 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.

>18th - 20th May: 'Dixie Days', Sainte-Adresse, Seine-Maritime

International jazz festival on the seafront

> 19th – 20th May: Festival «Graines de Jardin», Rouen, Seine-Maritime

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

>18th - 20th May: Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Manche

Modern music festival getting bigger every year.

> 26th May - 10th June: D-Day Festival Normandy, Bayeux-Bessin, Calvados

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

> 26th May: Mont-Saint-Michel Bay Marathon

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

> 26th - 27th May: 'la Fête des Gueux', Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure

Medieval weekend with street parades, shows, markets…