Normandy Heritage Weekend

This weekend you can enjoy a jam-packed Normandy Heritage Weekend. It takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. The event is called Les Journées du Patrimoine and happens every year. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to enjoy the history and heritage Normandy has to offer. What’s more, many of the events are […]

The Norman Rockwell Exhibition in Normandy

  The Norman Rockwell exhibition is currently on in Caen. It’s one of the temporary exhibitions at the Mémorial de Caen museum and runs until 27 October. The Exhibition It’s called ‘Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms’ and is part of the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The Rockwell exhibition has toured the […]

Bayeux Liberty Tree in Normandy

The Bayeux Liberty Tree is a sound and light show that takes place every July and August. Visitors flock to Place de la Liberté as dusk falls to enjoy the evening spectacle. This year the son et lumière display is being shown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Place de la Liberté is right next […]

Normandy Liberation Celebrations

A range of events will be taking place from 31 July to 4 August as part of Normandy liberation celebrations. The events will focus on the areas around Granville and Julloville which were both liberated on 31st July 1944. Operation Cobra Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States […]

The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy

The Gavray market happens every Saturday morning from around 8.30am – 1pm. It’s not a huge market but is very much a focal point for residents. It’s a great event for visitors to really experience rural village life. The majority of stalls are in the square near to the church. They are predominantly fruit and […]

Summer Events in Normandy

Brochures for summer events in Normandy are now out. I picked up two brochures this week; one was for Coutances and the other for Villedieu-les-Poêles. Highlights in the Coutances area include: Guided tours of the upper parts of the cathedral in English every Tuesday afternoon at 4.30pm. They run from July 9th to August 27th […]

Exhibitions In Villedieu-les-Poêles, Normandy

There are two exhibitions in Villedieu-les-Poêles happening right now. The first exhibition is in the Tourist Office and is called Souvenirs de nos campagnes (Memories of our campaigns). It’s a tribute to the soldiers of World War 2 who liberated Normandy towns and villages after D-Day. The exhibition is the work of Monsieur Gabriel Bossard […]