TOUQUES - JUNE 15, 2024

EVENING MÉDIÉVALE AND FIREWORKS SHOW

The medieval city invites you to relive the era of the Dukes of Normandy, Vikings, troubadours and knights.

Every year, Touques plunges back into the past to celebrate its heritage as the second largest city in Normandy during the Middle Ages. The town puts on its medieval colors for the evening, inviting visitors to feast in a convivial and flamboyant atmosphere. At the end of the evening, visitors are invited to gather in the wash-house parking lot to watch a grand fireworks display that will bring the event to a fitting close. It's an opportunity to discover the town's history through the daily lives of the peasants of the time, as well as those of the acrobats and men-at-arms. 

Touques, a medieval town with a rich history
The town's heyday came during the late Middle Ages. Thanks to its bustling port, Touques became an obligatory stopover for Dukes and Kings on their way to England. This, combined with the exploitation of the town's 52 salt pans, led to considerable economic growth in Touques during the 13th century.
The first Duke of Normandy, the Scandinavian Viking Rollon, fortified the castle of Bonneville sur Touques to protect himself from possible sea attacks. Later, it was also at Bonneville sur Touques that William the Conqueror gathered his barons to finalize strategies for the conquest of English territory.

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DEAUVILLE TOURISM
Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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VILLERS-SUR-MER TOURISM
Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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BLONVILLE-SUR-MER TOURISM
32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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VILLERVILLE TOURISM
40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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TOUQUES TOURISM
20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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TOURGÉVILLE TOURISM
Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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