La Redoutable cite de la mer

Le Mans home of the famous 24 hour race. Using some public roads you too can speed along the race track in your own car !!

Keep to the speed limit !!

24 Hour Race Weekend 12-13 June 2011

Normandy & Events 2011

Please feel free to contact us for more information and pictures of the cottage and surrounding area.

Le Mans

One of the ancient Neolithic sites in nearby Brittany

Roman Amphitheatre at Lillebonne

Pont du Normandie—the spectacular modern bridge over the river Seine linking Haute and Basse Normandy

Port en Bessin, Granville and Honfleur    — all picturesque fishing towns.

Honfleur was the subject of many Impressionist Painters in the 19th Century.

The Spectacular Chalk Cliffs at Êtretat.

In real life and as painted by Monet.

La Terrièrre

GranvillePort en Bessin

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The Events are a small selection of the Annual fun and interesting events happening in Lower Normandy in 2011. There are literally thousands of happenings across the region. The table is a quick guide only and do not account for re scheduling etc.

             The list is amended as and when event dates are publicised and information becomes available.  ( and when I remember to update the website !! )

Cite de la Mer with the fantastic aquaria and La Redoutable nucleur submarine (decommissioned !!)




2011   Venue & Event






Granville-Mardi Gras



Mortagne au Perche –Black Pudding Festival

Caen-Night of the Blues




Caen– Easter Funfair

Deauville-Classical Music Festival







Cambremer– festival of AOC products

Deauville-Classical Music Festival

Honfleur-Pilgramage de Marins

Rouen-Joan of Arc Festival

Le Mans-Moto GP





Tour de Normandie of vintage cars

D Day events throughout Manche & Calvados

Le Mans 24 Hour Race 2011







Trouville-sur-Mer-Festival de la Mer

Bayeau-Medieval Festival

Rouen– Armada, fleet of tall ships etc

Caen-Figaro Sailing Regatta

Le Mans Classic



St Lo—Normandy Horse Show

Carrouges-Hunting & Fishing Festival

Trouville-sur-Mer—Donkey Racing





Livarot– Cheese Fair

Granville—Seafood festival

Deauville– Film Festival

Rouen-Flea Market

Dieppe-International Kite Festival

Caen– Harbour Festival



Vimoutiers– Apple & Cidre Fair

Honfleur– Shrimp Festival

Rouen—Gastonomy festival

Villers sur Mer-Scallops Festival

Paris-Deauville-Vintage Car Rally



Lieurey—Herring Fair

Le Havre –organic Food and drink Fair

Saint Hilaire du Harcouet-St Martin’s Fair



Caen,Falaise,Lisieux,Rouen—Christmas Markets