It’s that time of year when the sun sets later, temperatures are milder, and people gather to watch what France does so well, an evening light show!


Every summer, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the square in front of Rouen cathedral to watch its facade come to life. This year, enjoy spectacular visuals narrating the Norman Vikings’ adventures. The second show features the ships that travelled the seas in search of the New World.

  • 20 June – 30 September 2020 at nightfall – free of charge
© M. Trébaol
Spectacle Cathédrale de lumières à Rouen - © Mariska Trébaol
Cathedral of Rouen – Summer light show

The Mont-Saint-Michel

Rediscover Normandy’s most famous landmark through a new light show called ‘The Archangel’. Enter the Abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel and watch the historic walls, ceiling and floors broughtto life!

  • 4 July – 29 August from 7:30pm – tickets cost €12-€15
The Mont-Saint-Michel by night © Ted007 /
Le Mont-Saint-Michel de nuit
The Mont-Saint-Michel by night


In Bayeux, the light show is displayed not only on the cathedral but also on the magnificent ‘Liberty Tree’ just outside it. Enjoy ten stories celebrating France’s journey to freedom and liberty in an array of vibrant colours. Pure magic!

  • Cancelled in 2020
Cathedral of Bayeux © S. FRERES
Cathédrale de Bayeux
Cathedral of Bayeux


Sées Cathedral in the south of Normandy also runs an annual Musilumières light show at the weekends throughout the summer, which tells the tale of the cathedral itself. Get ready to travel back in time to 1209 for a spectacular 45-minute show!

  • Cancelled in 2020