Manche Culture and Events

Mardi Gras Carnival, Granville

24 - 28 February 2017

Four days of festivities culminating in a great confetti battle!

Franco-British Plants and Gardens, Crosville-sur-Douve

Open throughout the year 

1000 – 1800. Held at Chateau de Crosville-sur-Douve on the Contentin Peninsula. Over 80 exhibitors including nurseries and landscape gardeners, both French and British.

Jazz Sous Les Pommiers, Coutances

20 - 27 May 2017

Week long jazz festival with a wide range of artists, performances and street events.

Rando Baie, Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

Throughout the year

A vast area between Normandy and Brittany, with a variety of landscapes; cliffs, beaches, grassy dunes and wetlands. Included in a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979, visitors are invited to explore the area on the most beautifully selected routes. A discovery family friendly event which can be done, walking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding or by roller skating

Nocturnal Walks, Mont-Saint-Michel Bay

Throughout the year, see with a guide

Music Festival, Tatihou

12 August - 25 August 2017

Open air concerts on the island of Tatihou plus quayside at St-Vaast-la-Houge.

Events are centred around the tides as it is possible to access Tatihou on foot at low tide. Young and old cross the sands wearing beach sandals, wellingtons or bare feet and there are guides to direct those who don’t know the route

Normandy Horse Show, Saint-Lo

4 - 15 August 2017

Show jumping, dressage and more.

Annual Country Fair, Lessay

8 - 10 September 2017

Huge country fair – very popular!

Utah Museum, Utah Beach

Closed December

The museum was created in 1962 by Michel de Vallavieille. This museum was created by him in order to preserve the memory of those who landed on Utah Beach and to pay tribute to all the men who gave or risked their life for our freedom. It first opened inside an old German bunker which today is the historical and symbolic centre of the museum. New museographic additions and new outside layouts will be the finishing touches to the extension works of the museum. Prices vary from 7.50 to 2.50 euros. Open all year round except in December and January.

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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