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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.
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