> 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.