Reset Password

Great Travel Insights And great places to stay
Your search results

Night Of The Museums in Normandy

Published on May 15, 2019 by Chris Robinson

This Saturday, 18th May is Night of the Museums in Normandy. It's actually a European event and is happening throughout France. It's an opportunity to visit some sites that will be open late and entry is often free. This link gives details of those museums participating in the five Normandy sectors. There is also another event called Pierres en Lumières on the same evening. This event features magnificent buildings that are lit up as dusk falls.

Nearby museums include the Scriptorial at Avranches where the Mont-Saint-Michel manuscripts are held. Christian Dior's childhood home and museum in Granville is also participating.

Christian Dior Museum

A couple of the D-Day museum are open late but there is an entry fee. They include the Utah Beach museum at Sainte-Marie-Du-Mont and also the Airborne Museum at Sainte-Mère-Église.

Normandy Airborne Museum

There are also events at Avranches, Azeville, Barenton, Cherbourg, Granville, Gréville-Hague, Hambye, Omonville-la-Petite, Saint-Lô, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Vains and Villedieu-les-Poêles-Rouffigny.

Night of the museums in Normandy

You can watch a video of the 2018 event at the Utah Beach Museum. It's in French but gives you an idea of what to expect throughout the evening including re-enactments.

Night of the Museums in Normandy is a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the history and heritage Normandy excels at.

Meet The Author
Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
Articles Nearby
The Ultimate Bristol Hen Party Guide - The best places to go / Things to do
The Ultimate Bristol Hen Party Guide - The best pl...
If you are staying in Bristol for a Hen Party or Girls weekend away, here is the best guide with ideas of what to do and where to go in Bristol.  It also includes lots of great mobile "in house" ...
Sep 17, 2019 , 0
A Walk in Villedieu Through The Centuries
A Walk in Villedieu Through The Centuries
A walk in Villedieu is one of the best ways to discover this historic town which was established in around 1130. There are 14 orange and brown information boards with text in both French and English to help you on ...
Sep 11, 2019 , 0
Somerset Art Weeks Festival    21 Sep - 6 Oct  2019
Somerset Art Weeks Festival 21 Sep - 6 Oct 201...
This autumn it’s all about another very special festival in Somerset. From 21 September to 6 October the annual and ever popular Somerset Arts Weeks Festival returns, transforming the county into a showcase of creativity and innovation. This year marks ...
Aug 16, 2019 , 0
Ryes War Cemetery in Normandy
Ryes War Cemetery in Normandy
Ryes War Cemetery is a Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy. There are almost a thousand soldiers buried here; the majority of them are British. On 6th June 1944 Allied troops landed on Normandy beaches. This action was a turning point in ...
Aug 27, 2019 , 0