Major tourism events in 2017 in Le Cotentin

Le Cotentin, northern part of the departement of La Manche, abounds in tourist attractions and leisure activities. Make the most of your holidays to explore this region rich in culture and history. Below you will find the major events occuring  all along the 2017 season, festivals, funfairs, sporting events, exhibitions, historic re-enactments…


bienniale comic book Winsor McCay CherbourgBienniale of the 9th art, Comic booksFrom 23rd June to 1st October – Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
Exhibition dedicated to comic books which celebrates every 2 years since 2002, a well-known comic book author. This 8th edition will present the works of Winsor McCay at Thomas Henry Museum in Cherbourg.

Normandy trail: La Barjo17th and 18th JuneLa Hague
The craziest trail race of Normandy. 4 different lengths of race can be run, from 15 to 100km. It offers you a chance to stretch your legs during your holidays and to discover in the same time the wild nature of La Hague.

73th anniversary of D-day normandy landings73rd anniversary of D-Day landings6th JuneSainte-Mère-Eglise, Utah Beach, Carentan
Take part in the festivities and officical ceremonies of the D-Day celebration and discover the historic sites of the liberation. Ceremonies, historic re-enactments of military camps, balls, fireworks… will take place in the cities surrounding the d-day landing beaches.

Collignon Festivities24th JuneBeach of Collignon, Tourlaville
As part of the 50th anniversary of Tourlaville and Northeim (Germany) twinning, many sport and fun activities will be proposed at the beach of Collignon, on land or at sea, from 11 am to 7 pm.
On the evening the Northeim Narwurths Orchester and other artists will perform on stage, followed by fireworks! Catering and funfairs on the spot. Further information: Tourist Office of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin 00 33 233 935 202.


Les Artzimutes cherbourg 2017The Art’zimutés FestivalFrom 29th June to 01st July – Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
Multidisciplinary festival which gathers current music concerts (Boulevard des Airs), circus art shows, demonstrations and exhibitions of Graphic Arts. It takes place in la plage verte of Cherbourg.

Les Historiques du TourpFrom 15th to 16th JulyLe manoir du Tourp in Omonville-la-Rogue
Ancient manorial farmhouse , the Manoir du Tourp organises each year numerous activities, workshops and exhibitions to promote the historic and cultural heritage of Le Cotentin. Les Historiques du Tourp brings back to life different period of history : historic re-enactments, horse shows, Viking fights shows … Be prepared to travel back in time! Contact:
Tourist Office of La Hague: 00 33 233 527 494

Night of the stars28th JulyLudiver Planetarium, Tonneville
Planétarium Ludiver TonnevilleLudiver planetarium welcomes you for a free night of guided star observation, activities and conferences. Further information: 00 33 233 781 380

Fête de la Sainte-AnneFrom 28th to 30th JulyBricquebec
Great fairground with parades and fireworks. Further information: Tourist Office of Valognes 00 33 233 401 155


festival des arts de rueSea Festival13th August – Barneville-Carteret
Come celebrate the sea on the west coast of Cotentin! Many activities are scheduled around the port of Barneville Carteret: demonstrations of rescue on sea, games and concerts. Fireworks will be displayed to bring the evening to a wonderful close! . Contact: Tourist Office of Côte des Isles 0033 233 049 058

Street Arts FestivalFrom 11th to 13th August – Omonville-la-Rogue
During those 3 days of the 10th edition of the Street Arts festival, the Manoir du Tourps will present many street performances (La rue Bucolique). Contact: Tourist Office of La Hague 0033 233 527 494

Traversées de Tatihou CotentinMedieval Festival15th AugustSaint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
Medieval camp with falconry and horse show at the castel. Contact: Tourist Office of Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 0033 233 215 044

Les traversées de TatihouFrom 14th to 26th August – Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and Tatihou island
International music festival which occurs on the Tatihou island (crossing by amphibious vehicle or by foot during low tide). This 23rd edition will present numerous concerts of traditional music worldwide.


Automn plants and flavours9th and 10th September – Omonville-la-Rogue
Event for gastronomy and garden lovers. Passionate exhibitors are gathered to share their skills and showcase new products.

European Heritage Days16th and 17th September – Cotentin
Visit freely or at a reduced price monuments, parks and museums of Cotentin. Some heritage sites, normally closed to visits all year around, open exceptionally their doors during European Heritage Days.

All summer

The Thursday visitsEvery Thursday of July and August – Cotentin
Cotentin is full of active and innovative companies ready to show their know-how and explain their profession: producers, artisans and manufacturers. Visits are organied on Thursday all summer by the Chamber of Commerce Ouest-Normandie 0033 233 233 231.


Other events and places to visit?

To get further information about these events or find other ideas to go out, take a look at the Cotentin website of Manche Tourisme.

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