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.

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

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!

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


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!

  • From July to August each year (“Tree of Liberty” and highlighting of the cathedral)
  • From November to December each year (“The William’s Cathedral”)
Cathédrale de Bayeux
Cathedral of Bayeux © S. FRERES


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!

  • In Summer each year
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