Normandy = D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux Tapestry, world-famous food & drink, Impressionist painters …and music festivals! With over 40 events taking place this year, the region is a real hot spot for music lovers and has become a popular destination for international festival-goers who want to combine the fun and excitement of outdoor music events with a short break away.
Normandy rocks year-round!
For its 41st edition, this major jazz, blues and rock festival will welcome many headlining acts undercover in the countryside outside Rouen.
> Dates: From 26 to 29 June 2019
> Lineup: Stanley Clarke, Jamie Cullum, Charlie Winston...
Held in the picturesque town of Coutances, Jazz sous les Pommiers (Jazz under the apple trees) is one of France's longest-running jazz festivals. The programme includes a broad eclectic mix of jazz sub-genres and concerts take place in ten different venues around town.
> From 25 May to 1st June 2019
This year again, the small town of Briouze, in the heart of the beautiful Orne countryside, will come alive with an exciting mix of hip-hop, rock, pop and electronic music acts.
> Dates: 19-20 July
> Lineup: Jain, Fakear, Steve'n'Seagulls, The Eternal Youth, Stand High Patrol...
Music and more!
Cherbourg's sealife centre is an unmissable attraction. Board Le Redoutable, the largest submarine open to the public in the world and experience the magical Abyssal Aquarium, which is an incredible 11 metres deep - the deepest aquarium in Europe!