Take advantage of the many festive, musical, cultural, artistic and sporting events organised in Cœur de Nacre throughout the seasons.

We have selected for you the highlights not to be missed. Whether you are with family or friends, there is no room for boredom !

Non-exhaustive programme, subject to change.

A look back at the summer of 2022 :

D-Day Festival Normandy

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End of May – mid-June

On all the D-Day landing beaches

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 landing in Normandy on 6 June 1944.

On the programme : parade of military vehicles, bagpipe players, historical walks, concerts and swing dances, La Berniéraise water sports activities, re-enactment of a military camp

Jardifoliz, the garden and the arts in the spotlight

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May

Courseulles-sur-Mer

The association “Le cercle des jardiniers” is organising a festival in the gardens of Courseulles-sur-Mer around art.

As you stroll through the streets of the town, the inhabitants invite you to discover their flower garden with music, paintings, photographs, dance, street art

20 years of the Juno Beach Centre

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June

Courseulles-sur-Mer

Canada’s only museum at the D-Day landing beaches, the Juno Beach Centre pays tribute to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives during the Second World War, including 5,500 in the Battle of Normandy and 381 on D-Day.

In 2023, the museum celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programme of commemorations and events.

Music Festival

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June

Cœur de Nacre

On 21 June, come and dance, sing and celebrate music.

Free of charge and open to all musicians, amateurs and professionals, the music festival is open to all audiences and highlights all musical genres.

The whale’s rafts

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Summer

Luc-sur-Mer

This nautical race based on the whale, the emblem of Luc-sur-Mer, promises a show full of humour, with home-made floating boats.

No timer, but a 100% fun race!

Tribute fest

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Summer

Luc-sur-Mer

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 copies, they allow the memory of mythical bands to live on.

D. Mignon

Grilled fish tasting

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Summer

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer

At the beginning of the 20th century, fishermen placed freshly caught fish on a large stone plaque on the dyke of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer.

The vendor encouraged passers-by to come and admire and buy the beautiful fish.

This event has been replaced by a convivial festival where everyone can come and enjoy small plates of grilled fish, with family or friends, facing the sea, with their feet in the sand.

Bernières-sur-Mer summer event

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Summer

Bernières-sur-Mer

The associations and the inhabitants invite you to a festive weekend, with, on the program: treasure hunt, fish-farming, fair, oyster tasting, big picnic…. without forgetting a festive evening and concert.

The big wheel

Grande Roue 9

From July 13 2023

Courseulles-sur-Mer

Get some height ! Discover or rediscover the Courseullais panorama and Juno Beach by day or night.

32 metres high, 24 cabins, 1 PMR cabin, 1 VIP cabin with drink, 35,000 LED light show…

Côte de Nacre music festival

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July 2023

Côte de Nacre

Every year, this classical music festival on the Côte de Nacre offers residents and tourists the chance to discover the repertoire and masterpieces of classical music through various concerts.

The Sea Festival

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Summer

Courseulles-sur-Mer

Every 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 decorated boats…

Acadian Week Festival

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August 2023

Courseulles-sur-Mer and Côte de Nacre

During one 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.

15 August festival

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Summer

Langrune-sur-Mer

This day of celebration begins with mass and a procession from the church.

It continues with a costume parade, a large picnic and a concert.

Two runs by the sea

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Summer

Les foulées gourmandes : Langrune-sur-Mer

Take part in this 13km race between Langrune-sur-Mer and Courseulles-sur-Mer without a time limit, just for fun, with stops to taste regional products.

La translutine : Luc-sur-Mer

Atypical walking race from 1km for the little ones to 10km for the big ones, which follows the sea wall and the beach of Luc-sur-Mer.

Saoticot Festival

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Summer

Langrune-sur-Mer

For this 2nd edition, the festival returns with varied musical experiences, shows of all kinds (street theatre, dance…) will be on the bill, promoting local art as much as possible and giving priority to Norman artists. Workshops, creative activities and games are also on the programme.

Fabien Mahaut & Théo

The medieval festival of the Barony

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September

Douvres-la-Délivrande

The Baronny park will plunge us into the medieval era with its local market, the parade in costume and the many family activities proposed throughout the afternoon and evening.

European Heritage Days

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September

Cœur de Nacre

For one weekend, castles, museums and churches open their doors to the public.

During guided or self-guided tours, discover the rich architectural and historical heritage of France.

The Equidays, the horse festival

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October

Calvados

Show lovers and horse enthusiasts : the Equidays are back in 2023 ! The Department of Calvados invites you to a great horse festival with a travelling village, a big parade and more than 100 events to be discovered throughout Calvados.

The scallop festival

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November

Courseulles-sur-Mer

The seaside resort celebrates the star of the plate, the scallop, during a festive and musical weekend.

For the occasion, restaurant owners are offering menus based on scallops.

Loïc Durand

Christmas atmosphere

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November, December

Cœur de Nacre

Find gift ideas to spoil your loved ones at the Christmas markets.

The Christmas markets return to Douvres-la-Délivrande the first 3 weekends of December with a dozen exhibitors: trinkets, clothes, jewellery, handbags, toys…

The Christmas illuminations of the communes plunge us into the atmosphere of the end of year celebrations !

Non-exhaustive list. Programme subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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