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Rouen’s Armada

Rouen (76 Seine-Maritime, Normandy)  and the Seine is to be host to the 2019 Armada of Liberty, l’Armada de la Liberté 6-16 June 2019.


In 2013, the association “L’Armada de la liberté” – “The Sails of Freedom” will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and its 6th edition of the Armada was held in June 2013. Millions of visitors are once again expected along the quays of the port of Rouen. They will enjoy concerts, gigantic fireworks and plenty of other entertainments. And of course, they will visit freely the 50 vessels present. The finest and largest sailing ships, the most modern warships and many other outstanding ships, coming from all over the world, will have sailed up the 120 kilometres of the River Seine through the beautiful landscapes of Normandy.

From Le Havre to Paris, the Armada has become a major unifying event along the River Seine.

L'encorbellement B&B

L’encorbellement B&B

For more info on the Armada see www.armada.org/en/
Rouen can best be reached by ferry via Le Havre (DFDS from Portsmouth) or Caen (Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth) or by Train from London


Holidays in France and Spain by ferry

Find the best rates for Hotels and other accommodation  in Rouen including a B&B in a timbered building in a pedestrianised street in the heart of the Old Town – L’encorbellement B&B

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