Exciting celebratory events are taking place in Normandy until December 2016. Visitors can join medieval festivals and events taking place across the region to mark the 950th Anniversary of the Norman Conquest.

Visit intriguing sites associated with the Duke of Normandy and his momentous expedition, for example:

Caen: Historically, it was largely due to William the Conqueror that Caen grew into a great city. William and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, each ordered a grand abbey.

Between them, Caen Castle was one of the most important strongholds in the duchy of Normandy, and now houses the Normandy Museum and the Fine Arts Museum.

William's Cathedral lightshow, Bayeux (October and December)

Experience a superb lightshow inside Bayeux Cathedral. The Bayeux Tapestry and other architectural features will be projected onto the entire length of the nave!

Entry is FREE and the lightshow runs on various dates in October and December

Check exact dates on the Medieval Normandy website.

Retail therapy at the Medieval Christmas Market, Falaise

Experience musicians, jugglers, clowns, strolling players and traders in medieval costume this Christmas in Falaise, the town where William was born, which will be putting on a festive medieval Christmas market.

Dates: 11th to 12th December

Entry is FREE.  Opening hours are 9:30am to 6pm

William the Conqueror Comic Strip exhibition, Bayeux (until 31st December)

This exhibition at the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux focuses on an innovative contemporary comic strip which tells William the Conqueror's story.

Opening hours: 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 6pm

For more information on the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest and any of the above events, please visit: