Normandy really is a destination of choice for 2019. Whether it’s a seaside holiday, city break or country retreat, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities and attractions available across the region.

From 6 to 16 June, the Rouen Armada maritime festival will welcome millions of visitors to the quays of the River Seine over ten days, during which they can take tours of the ships, enjoy street entertainment, hear concerts and see firework displays, all for free. 6th June also marks the start of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy and with it, a momentous occasion to celebrate peace, liberty and reconciliation. The Normandy World Peace Forum will be taking place in Caen on 4 and 5 July, and the city’s famous Memorial Museum will also be exhibiting over 70 paintings and illustrations by Norman Rockwell, one of America’s most popular press illustrators and painters.

Footy fans will head to Le Havre, one of France’s most surprising and unique cities, who’s brilliantly bright blue Stade Océane stadium will be hosting seven FIFA Women’s World Cup games from 8 to 27 June, including England / Argentina on Friday 14 June.

Several magical sound and light shows will be on all summer across Normandy: in Rouen (1 June–15 September), Bayeux (16 July–31August), Sées (Fridays and Saturdays July–September) and the Mont-Saint-Michel (6 July–31 August), plus a special display in Dieppe (9 June), on the 130th anniversary of the Pont Colbert bridge.

Adults and kids alike will also love the vast choice of beautiful blue flag beaches, cycling trails, zoos and theme parks in Normandy and will discover the region’s rich history at sites like William the Conqueror’s Castle, the Bayeux Tapestry Museum and the D-Day Landing Beaches of course. Normandy’s coastline is made up of vast stretches of golden sand, dramatic cliffs, pebble coves, sand dunes and sheltered bays, presenting numerous opportunities for taking the sea air.

Add that to the many fun food festivals taking place from spring until autumn, which celebrate everything from cheese and apples to mushrooms and seafood, Normandy really does have it all!

Normandy is easily accessible from the ports of Portsmouth, Dieppe, Poole and Plymouth, or by plane with 5 weekly flights from London-Southend to Caen!

For more inspiration, visit www.normandy-tourism.org