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William's Cathedral
From December 2, 2017 to January 6, 2018

The Bayeux Tapestry, precious testimony of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, virtually returns to its original showcase: the cathedral of Bayeux. A breathtaking return, thanks to the latest technologies of image and sound.


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D-Day Festival Normandy
From May 26 to June 10, 2018

On 6th June 1944, the Allies landed on the Normandy beaches. Since 2007, the D-Day Festival Normandy, organised by the tourist offices of the D-Day beaches' area, commemorates the triumphal arrival of the liberators. For the 74th anniversary of the landings, the D-Day Festival proposes a programme of festive events in the D-Day landings' area! Parachute landings, musical fireworks display, picnic, walk in the footsteps of the liberators, parade of military vehicules, liberation ball, concert, exhibitions... Come to celebrate freedom!

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32nd Medieval Festival of Bayeux
From July 5th to 8th, 2018

During this festive week-end, Bayeux takes you back to medieval times. Jesters, jugglers and knights all parade in the streets dotted with numerous stalls. On the programme of the 32nd edition of the festival: medieval markets, street performances, demonstrations by knights, a book fair, and street parades.

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Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale - A Tree in Liberty
from mid-July to the end of August 2018

Liberty has its roots in Bayeux! Onto the monumental Tree of Liberty (1797), ten 360° original stories are projected ; from the tree of origins to the cycle of
the four seasons, from the Liberation of 1944 to the first holidays with pay, from Nelson Mandela to Paul Eluard… an artistic and technological prowess! In parallel, the beautiful cathedral and the surrounding monuments are adorned with a thousand colours… Magic!
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

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Blessing of the Sea
11th and 12th August 2018

During two days, the little fishing harbour of Port-en-Bessin-Huppain pays tribute to sailors lost at sea... After a first day dedicated to reverence, the streets (embellished with paper roses) will be enliven: shows, concerts, stilters...

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25th Bayeux-Calvados Award of War Correspondents
from October 8 to 14, 2018

First town liberated in France in 1944, Bayeux launched this prize in 1994,
to pay tribute to journalists and war correspondents who, at the risk of their
lives, open for us a window on the world. During that week: exhibitions,
public screenings, book fairs and debates will be held. The closing evening will
be an opportunity to discuss the burning issues of the moment, and to reward
the best reports.

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Le Goût du Large in Port-en-Bessin
November 10 & 11, 2018

Hosted in Port en Bessin, the Festival is the opportunity to immerge yourself
in true maritime tradition! Every year in November, the charming fishing
village celebrates the return of scallops to the docks at Bessin.
On the programme during the two days of the festival "Le Goût du Large":
the European Festival of Maritime songs, sampling of sea food with also special menus featuring scallops in the restaurants. The professional fish market will be open to the public on this occasion, for the purchase of freshly caught scallops.

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Scallop Festival in Grandcamp-Maisy
December 8 & 9, 2018

Grandcamp-Maisy celebrates the opening of the fishing zone for "Red Label" scallops in Baie de Seine. Street animation, fishing net mending demonstrations, cooking contests, maritime concerts, guided tours of trawlers and old sailing boats... The professional fish market will welcome visitors for the sale of scallops and fish. Chefs of local restaurants will give cooking demonstrations, whilst fishermen will prepare their famous « matelote » for visitors to sample.

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