>1st October: 'Fête de la Crevette', Honfleur, Calvados
Shrimp festival with sea shanty, shrimp peeling competitions and other activities.
>4th – 8th October: Ouest Park Festival, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime
Music festival held in the Tourneville Fort.
>8th October: 'Un été au Havre' Final, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime
For the last day of the 500th anniversary celebrations, a firework display will take place in broad daylight, inspired by Monet’s famous paintings.
>14th – 15th October: 'La Fête du Ventre', Rouen, Seine-Maritime
A farmer’s and local produce market on a massive scale with over 100 stalls, cooking demos and street entertainment.
>27th October – 5th November: Transat Jacques Vabre, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime
13th edition of the most famous two-handed transatlantic race. The departure will take place on the 5th of November.