Where to go out in the Terres de Nacre?

Discover the highlights of 2022 offered in the summer and throughout the year from Courseulles-sur-Mer to Luc-sur-mer via Douvres-la-Délivrande.

Numerous events are organised in the Terres de Nacre for your enjoyment: D-Day festival Normandy, sea festival, scallop festival, Acadian Week… you won’t be bored!

The D-Day Festival Normandy

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from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 12 June 2022

On the D-Day beaches

Chaque année, les Normands vous invitent Every year, the Normans invite you to celebrate their newfound freedom! The D-Day Festival Normandy offers more than 100 festive events to mark the anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

On the programme: parade of military vehicles, bagpipe players, re-enactment of a military camp, La Berniéraise nautical animation…

More about the D-Day Festival Normandy

The Tribute Fest

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Last weekend in June


This is the event that launches the summer season in Luc-sur-mer! Facing the beach, this open-air rock revival festival brings together tribute bands over two days.

The Tribute Bands are not only The Tribute Bands are not only copies, they allow the memory of mythical bands to live on.

The Fish Stone

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1 date in July and 1 date in August


Started at the beginning of the 20th century, the Fish Stone is held every year.

Le crieur a été remplacé par une armée de The crier has been replaced by an army of volunteers who prepare small plates of grilled fish, to be shared with families or friends, facing the sea, with their feet in the sand.

Côte de Nacre Music Festival

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On the Côte de Nacre

This classical music festival brings together more than a hundred musicians of different nationalities to offer concerts in majestic venues such as churches, with an eclectic programme.

Find out more about the Musique en Côte de Nacre festival.

The whale’s raftsne




This nautical race based on the elfin sea mammal promises a show worthy of the Intervilles programmes, without cows, but with home-made floating boats.

Pas No time limit, but a 100% fun race!

Festival la Semaine Acadienne

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Second week of August

Courseulles-sur-mer and the Juno sector

Durant une semaine, une cinquantaine For a week, fifty or so family events, concerts, theme days and commemorations are organised to honour the Acadian soldiers who landed on Juno Beach on 6 June 1944.

Find out more about the Semaine Acadienne.

15th August Festival

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August 15th


Cette journée de fête débute avec la messe puis la This day of celebration begins with mass and a procession from the church.

It continues with a costume parade, a big picnic, a concert and the traditional fireworks.

The Courseulles Sea Festival

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Each year, Courseulles-sur-mer pays tribute to sailors during this colourful, friendly and fun event.

On the programme: sea songs, craft and sea market, procession and blessing of the decorated boats.

Les médiévales de la Baronnie

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The Barony Park plunges us into the medieval era with its local market, the parade in costume and the many family activities offered throughout the afternoon and evening.

Shell Festival

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Last weekend in November


Courseulles-sur-mer celebrates the star of the plate, the scallop during a festive and musical weekend.

Restaurant owners offer menus based on scallops for the occasion.

Find out more about the scallop festival.

Non-exhaustive list.

Programme subject to change or cancellation without notice.

The health pass and the wearing of a mask may be compulsory for certain events, ask your tourist office or the town hall.


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