So much to do and see in Normandy ! Spring 2014

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TULIP FESTIVAL, Chateau de Vendeuvre, Vendeuvre, Calvados.  Marvel at more than than 30000 tulips grape hyacynths and narcissi.  (Until 30th April)

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANISH PAINTING: A FRENCH COLLECTION ‘MuMa: André Malraux Museum of Modern Art, Le Havre, Seine Maritime. Some 200 paintings from major 19th century Danish artists on display.( Until 12th May)

‘LE TEMPS DES COLLECTIONS’ Exhibition. Rouen Fine Arts Museum, Seine-Maritime. Seven exhibitions from 18th century drawings and 19th century restored pastels – local artists ( Until 19th May) 

IMPRESSIONISM AND THE AMERICANS’ Exhibition, Musée des Impressionismes, Giverny, Eure. Display of some of 70 paintings painted in Europe and the United States between the 1880’s and 1900’s showing the key features of American expressionism ( Until 29th June) 

‘AUTOUR DE CLAUDE MONET’  All Along the Season Exhibition, Musée des Impressionismes, Giverny, Eure. Exhibition on Claude Monet’s influence on his contemporaries and his successors. (Until 2nd November)

LEAVING THE WAR BEHIND: FROM the BATTLE OF NORMANDY thorough to  RECONSTRUCTION’ Exhibition. Travelling exhibition on show in 14 towns, bringing together local inhabitants and those who lived through the war, plus lectures and various events. ( Until October)Spring 2014 Blog post Juno Beach

GRANDMA, WHAT WAS IT LIKE DURING THE WAR?’Exhibition, Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-su-Mer, Calvados. war time experiences of Norman and Canadian civilians, mainly of children, from 1940 to 1944. ( Until December)

L’EURE POÉTIQUE ET MUSICALE’ Eure. Wide range of musical style recitals and concerts around the Eure département. ( April- May)

‘CHERBOURG…AND FREEDOM CAME FROM THE SEA’, La Cité de la Mer , Cherbourg, Manche. image exhibition showing the work of the American troops in the days following the liberation of the port of Cherbourg.

900TH ANNIVERSARY OF Saint Georges-de Boscheville Abbey, Seine-maritime . Concerts, exhibitions plus, in June, conferences, special lighting effects over the Abbey and a medieval festival. ( April – October)

‘ORTIES FOLIES’, on 6th April 2014 at  la Haye-de-Routot, Eure. Festival celebrating wild plants ,notably the nettle(‘ortie’), and their various uses.1 perspectives-cavalieres- small

EQUESTRIAN CIRCUS SPECTACULAR. 90 minute shows – 5th -13th April at the  Haras du Pin & Caen.

‘CATHEDRALs: ROMANTICISM-IMPRESSIONISM-MODERNITY’ Exhibition at Rouen Fine Arts Museum, Seine-Maritime. Franco-German project with 180 masterpieces form 1789 to 1914 on display.(12th April – 31st August)

PLANT FAIR at Crosville-sur-Douve Château, Manche. Franco-British Journée des Plantes. ( 19th -20th April.)journee-des-plantes-09

CHERBOURG CARNIVAL,  Cherbourg, Manche. Carnival with a festive traditional theme. (18th -20th April)

DEAUVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL. Deauville, Calvados. ‘Festival de Pâques’ with nine classical music concerts. ( 19th April – 3rd May)

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PLEIN VENT, Houlgate, Calvados. International Kite and beach sports festival. ( 25th -27th April)


BELL OF PEACE AND FREEDOM,  Bayeux, Calvados. Interdenominational service in the presence of scouts from the Allied countries and Germany. The new bell of Bayeux cathedral will be exhibited until June. ( 26th April)

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                                N.B. EASTER MONDAY- 21st APRIL 2014- is a  PUBLIC HOLIDAY. 

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