Summer nights in Normandy
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Normandy might ring a bell for historical reasons, but it is seldom thought of as a fun-filled destination for a summer holiday. No worries, though: we're here to change your mind. Experience all that Normandy has to offer when the sun goes down this summer, from light shows to evening markets to fireworks. Light up the night It is the time of year when the sun sets late and temperatures are mild - perfect weather to watch a sound and light show. See the Rouen Cathedral come to life in a free show where the stories of William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc will come alive in colour and music before your very eyes. Or see the colourful narratives celebrating France's journey to freedom during WW2 displayed on both the Bayeux Cathedral and its "Tree of Liberty". Head further south to the city of Sées and marvel at the wonder that is their annual light show, projected on their cathedral, a national monument. Or if you fancy something a bit more off the beaten track, visit the Manoir du Courboyer in the Perche Natural Park for a spectacular light show, showcasing the heritage of this picturesque area, famous for its Percheron horses. Party like a local With the highest number of bars per capita in France, Rouen is the perfect place to party, with bars, pubs and clubs playing a wide variety of music. Join the 30,000 students who call Caen their home for a great night out! To further sample the delights of the city's nightlife head to the Rue Ecuyère for a pub crawl you won't forget. Mont-Saint-Michel by moonlight Experience Normandy's most iconic landmark like never before. The Mont-Saint-Michel is illuminated by nightfall and makes for a magical evening. Doors open to visitors after hours so make sure to take advantage of one of the unique evening tours around the abbey. From 10th July-26th August, the tours take place Monday--Saturday, 7:30pm-midnight. Visit the website for more information.
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