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Rouen’s Armada

Every 5 years Rouen (76 Seine-Maritime, Normandie)  and the Seine hosta the Armada, l’Armada de Rouen 6-16 June 2019.

also Normania – a medieval festival held in the Parc des Expositions 9-10 February 2019 – with an evening entertainment , and a market which will offer everything from traditional armour to medieval cheese!? Performances include Norman story-telling  and music from the pirate-inspired band – see

Rouen Armada 2019 posterRouen Armada

The highlight will include many tall ships such as  the Belem, the Thalassa,and the  JR Tolkien, 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, you can visit the 50 or so vessels present free of charge.. 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
Rouen can best be reached by ferry via Le Havre or Caen (Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth) or by Train with

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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