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  • The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    06 Jun 2014 - 22 Aug 2014

    This year Normandy will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy from March through to the end of August with ceremonies, firework displays, street dances, parachute drops, exhibitions, parades and re-enactments.

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  • The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    06 Jun 2014 - 22 Aug 2014

    This year Normandy will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy from March through to the end of August with ceremonies, firework displays, street dances, parachute drops, exhibitions, parades and re-enactments.

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  • The 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

    06 Jun 2014 - 22 Aug 2014

    This year Normandy will commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy from March through to the end of August with ceremonies, firework displays, street dances, parachute drops, exhibitions, parades and re-enactments.

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  • The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

    23 Aug 2014 - 07 Sep 2014

    Horse lovers will be delighted to find out that the prestigious World Equestrian Games come to the region from the 23rd August to the 7th of September. The World Equestrian Games will be held in Normandy. This is the first time this international event of repute will be staged in France. As the undisputed home of the horse, Normandy is the natural host region for this world renowned sporting event.

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  • The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

    23 Aug 2014 - 07 Sep 2014

    Horse lovers will be delighted to find out that the prestigious World Equestrian Games come to the region from the 23rd August to the 7th of September. The World Equestrian Games will be held in Normandy. This is the first time this international event of repute will be staged in France. As the undisputed home of the horse, Normandy is the natural host region for this world renowned sporting event.

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  • Canoe Polo World Championships - Calvados

    22 Sep 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

    Over 600 athletes from across the globe (Europe of course, but also New Zealand, China, Brazil, Japan, Iran...) will be competing in this exceptional event which around 50,000 spectators are expected to attend.

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Getting to North West France

Travelling to Brittany

Fly to the regional airports of Brest, Nantes, Quimper, Lorient and Rennes, and there are also budget flights from the UK to Dinard by Ryanair and Brest and Rennes by flybe. There are ferry ports at Cherbourg (Normandy), Caen, Roscoff and St Malo, or the drive from Calais to Rennes is about 525km and will take approx 5 hours. By TGV train, Paris to Rennes takes about 2 hours and Paris to Brest and Quimper both take about 4.5 hours.

Travelling to Normandy

There are several regional airports in Normandy with links to Paris. The ferry ports of Cherbourg, Dieppe and Le Havre are the most convenient for travel to Normandy although Calais to Caen is 345 km and will take about 3 hours. Calais to Rouen is about 200km and takes about 2 hours. Normandy is well connected by rail to Paris but is not on the TGV route.

Travelling to Pay De Le Loire

There are two airports at Nantes and the other just into the next department at La Rochelle which is served from the UK by Ryanair. By car, Nantes is approx 675km from Calais and will take you around 6 hours. The nearest port is St Malo in Brittany which is about 180km and will take around 3 hours. There is a TGV service fron Paris to La Croisic.