October

Find out more about the main events in the region.

(Subject to alteration)

EXHIBITIONS PART OF THE NORMANDY IMPRESSIONNIST FESTIVAL

  • Until 3rd October :

> "Being Young at the time of the Impressionists (1860-1910)", Musée Eugène Boudin, Honfleur.

  • Until 6th November:

> "Sorolla and the Paris years", Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny.

Culinary events

1st - 2nd October: 'Toute la Mer sur un Plateau', Granville, Manche: Seafood festival set in Normandy's first shellfish port

2nd October: 'Fête de la Pomme', Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare, Eure

2nd October: 'Fête des Légumes Oubliés', La Haye-de-Routot, Eure: Festival dedicated to forgotten vegetables

8th October: Medieval banquet, Argences, Calvados: Church service followed by a medieval banquet

8th- 9th October: 'Fête de la Crevette', Honfleur, Calvados: Shrimp festival with sea shanty, shrimp peeling competitions,...

12th - 16th October: ‘Mange ta Soupe’ Festival, Carentan, Manche: "Eat your Soup!" festival for all the family

14th October: 'Fête de la Pomme', Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, Seine-Maritime: Apple festival at the Eco-Musée de la Pomme et du Cidre

15th - 16th October: 'Fête du Ventre et de la Gastronomie Normande', Rouen, Seine-Maritime: Celebration of Normandy's culinary traditions

15th - 16th October: 'Foire de la Pomme', Vimoutiers, Orne: Apple Fair with apple tart competition, tastings etc

23rd - 24th October: 'Fête de la coquille Saint-Jacques et des fruits de mer', Villers-sur-Mer, Calvados: Scallop and seafood festival

29th October: 'Fête du Hareng', Etretat, Seine-Maritime: Herring festival

29th October - 1st November: 'Foire à l'Andouille', Vire, Calvados: Festival celebrating Vire's genuine andouille

30th October: 'Fête de la Pomme', Trévières, Calvados: Apple festival

30th October: 'Fête de la Pomme, du Cidre et du Fromage', Conches-en-Ouche, Eure: Traditional local farmers' market focusing on cheese, cider and apples

30th October: 'Fête du Cidre', Forges-les-Eaux, Seine-Maritime: Cider festival

Other exhibitions

  • Until December 2016:

'Grandma what was it like during the war?' exhibition, Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Calvados

War-time experiences of Norman and Canadian civilians, mainly of children, from 1940 to 1944

  • Until September 2017:

Gothic Rouen exhibition, Panorama XXL, Rouen

A painting of Rouen in the Middle Ages with Joan of Arc as the central theme in this unique site in France

  • 7th - 9th October:

Art'Up contemporary art exhibition, Rouen Zenith, Seine-Maritime

 

Other events

Until 2nd October: ‘Septembre Musical de l’Orne’ Festival, across Orne

Classical music concerts, throughout September, in Orne’s most beautiful sites

Until 3rd October: 'Mycologiades Internationales', Bellême, Orne

Mushroom picking together with exhibitions, competitions, etc...

7th - 9th October: 'Plantes en Fête', Gonfreville-l'Orcher, Seine-Maritime

Plant festival on the grounds of the Château d'Orcher

8th - 9th October: Foire Saint-Denis, Montilly-sur-Noireau, Orne

850 exhibitors, fun fair, market, cattle and horse fair

14th October - 31st December: Sound and light show 'Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale', Bayeux, Calvados

Bayeux will put on a magical light show to highlight its magnificent cathedral and its heritage

22nd - 23rd October: Plant fair at Crosville-sur-Douve Château, Manche

Franco-British 'Journées des Plantes' and arts and crafts

22nd - 23rd October: 'Les Automnales', Domaine d'Harcourt, Eure

Plant festival on the castle grounds

29th October - 1st November: 'Magie des Orchidées', Château de Vascoeuil, Eure

Orchid festival in the castle