>Until 11th September: Pablo Picasso Season, Rouen, Seine-Maritime
Three major exhibitions of the artists' work held in three different museums.
> 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.
> 12th – 14th May: 'Houlgate Plein Vent', Houlgate, Calvados
Kite festival on the beach.
> 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.