Normandy has many summer festivals to offer. There are sound and light shows, food events, family-friendly attractions, and art exhibits. Here is our pick of what not to miss over the summer season.
Rockwell art exhibition at the Mémorial de Caen museum
This new collection entitled ‘Rockwell, Roosevelt and the 4 Freedoms‘, features over 70 works by Norman Rockwell, one of the most popular press illustrators and painters in America. This is the first time Rockwell’s work are being displayed in France. The exhibition runs in Normandy until October 27.
The Ocean of the Future at La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg
The family-friendly museum La Cité de la Mer has just opened its new permanent underwater exhibit. Here, visitors of all ages can enjoy learning about the deep sea. They can also visit 16 aquariums housing native and exotic species through touch screen technology.
Dufy at the André Malraux Modern Art Museum in Le Havre
Raoul Dufy was born in Le Havre in 1877. He trained as a Fauvist artist here. Therefore, he retained a lifelong attachment to the city, and he was greatly inspired by its maritime setting. The exhibition at the Andre Malraux Modern Art Museum in Normandy runs until November 3.
Evening tours of the Abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel
Mont-Saint-Michel is the most iconic landmark of Normandy. This summer, the abbey will light up and open its doors to visitors for a unique night tour.
Sound and light shows in Rouen
It’s that time of year when the sun sets late and temperatures are mild – perfect weather for watching a sound and light show. This year, the walls of Rouen Cathedral will come to life with the colourful Viking history of Normandy.
Summer food festivals in the Pays d’Auge
The sees the return of two free, family-friendly food festivals, The Trouville mackerel festival will be held in the first week of August. Food lovers can also go to the Liverot cheese fair in the Pays d’Auge, land of cider and cheese. |
Read more about summer festivals in France in Travelife Magazine.