Updated on 26 September 2023
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2 June - 30 September 2023
Every summer, the magnificent cathedral in Rouen comes to life at nightfall with a breathtaking light show projected upon its façade. This year’s light show is called “New worlds” on maritime conquests and “Rendez-vous with light” and is sure to inspire visitors of all ages.
A SPLASH OF COLOUR ON AN ICONIC BUILDING
With time, this entertaining free show has become a loved ritual in the city of a hundred spires. As soon as the summer kicks in, thousands of visitors and locals gather on the cathedral square after sunset to marvel at the ‘Cathedral of Light’. Although there are now many similar light shows taking place across France, Rouen’s was one of the first! As Rouen Cathedral is the tallest in France, the show is all the more magical and grandiose, and seeing its Gothic façade light up in the darkness is both a magical moment and a sight for sore eyes!
This year, the light show has been completely updated with additional projectors, ensuring the highest-quality visual experience yet. More reasons than ever to come and enjoy the show!
Rouen Cathedral light show
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Free light show at nightfall
• In June at 11pm (on Fridays and Saturdays)
• In July at 11pm
• From 1st to 15 August at 10.30pm
• From 16 to 31 August at 10pm
• From 1st to 17 September at 9.30pm