Calvados is celebrating

Calvados is celebrating! The famous department the 950 years of the Battle of Hastings and the coronation of William the Conqueror.

A unique and ideal opportunity to plan a stay in Normandy. During these medieval festivals, get ready to discover the Norman heritage through this leap in time. A weekend to Deauville will be such a boon to attend the Medieval Touques. Many Norman towns just waiting for you!

These festivals are a tradition. Indeed, they help to commemorate important events in the region, such as the Battle of Hastings that pitted Harold Godwinson, last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Duke of Normandy at the time: William the Conqueror. This battle took place on October 14, 1066. Following this victory, the Duke was crowned king of England. This battle is William the Conqueror one of the most powerful European rulers!

Your stay in Normandy will be punctuated by a multitude of ceremonies:

Medieval Festivals in Normandy

  • Medieval Touques, a free event from 25 to 26 June at the downtown Touques. On the program: street theater, fire show, discovered the trades of the time …
  • 30th edition of the Bayeux Medieval Festival from 27 June to 3 July, Welcome Street. To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, just live a reconstruction of Norman and Saxon settlements; and participate in other activities.
  • Medieval Castle Ganne, an opportunity to discover the castle while entertaining them, 9 and 10 July.
  • From July 31 to August 7, opt for Medieval Crévecoeur for a puzzle game scale. Every day a new puzzle will be available to solve, you will dive into the stately life as it was at the time (exchanges with the locals, banquets, fighting …).
  • 950th anniversary of the departure of William the Conqueror : William the Parties to reconstitute the big day with entertainment from 7 to 9 August, notably with descendants of William’s companions in the towns of Dives-sur-Mer, Houlgate and Cabourg.
  • Medieval festival at Creully, on 5 and 6 August at the Château de Creully. It will end in style with a show bringing together a hundred volunteers and a number of sound and light.
  • The game’s Day for their place in the Castle of William the Conqueror in Falaise. It is a veritable ode to the art of war in the Middle Ages.
  • Cider and Dragon Festival on 16 and 18 September in Merville-Franceville-Plage (4 Alexandre Lavergne Avenue). An event not to be missed, combining both fantasy and medieval.

A hotel to Deauville for the occasion

With Norman medieval festivals, leaving or departing to discover the Calvados. Their place provides a link to these events of the summer holidays. You can for example provide a weekend in Deauville.

Book your hotel earlier to Deauville to make the most of the Norman medieval festivals. After a weekend immersed in the tumultuous atmosphere of medieval battles, enjoy the tranquil gardens of Deauville to relax but also to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Côte Fleurie.