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.

> 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.

> 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: Pierre et Gilles Exhibition, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime

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