Every 5 years Rouen (76 Seine-Maritime, Normandie) and the Seine hosts 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 www.parcexporouen.com
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.