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Normandy Heritage Weekend

Published on September 20, 2019 by Chris Robinson

A visit to Mont-Saint-MichelThis weekend you can enjoy a jam-packed Normandy Heritage Weekend. It takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. The event is called Les Journées du Patrimoine and happens every year.

Normandy Heritage Weekend

It's a fantastic opportunity for you to enjoy the history and heritage Normandy has to offer. What's more, many of the events are free or offer reduced tariffs. The events are varied as there's so much going on. Castles, abbeys, churches, manor houses, chapels and other historic buildings will open their doors to the public. The Cotentin tourist train will be running and you can view manuscripts from Mont-Saint-Michel at the Scriptorial in Avranches.

abbeys and castles in Normandy

Last year I visited both the castle and abbey at Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte as well as Hambye abbey and the chateau at Gratot. You can read about these sites here. You'll also be able to visit them as part of the Normandy Heritage Weekend. The full programme of events is here.

With so much going on it's going to be a busy weekend! However, it's very well organised and a gives you the opportunity to visit for free.

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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