Normandy at 1,100

This item appears on page 75 of the May 2011 issue.

In AD 911, the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte marked the creation of the Dukedom of Normandy in what is today France. 1,100 years later, more than 200 special events are scheduled to celebrate Normandy’s history and culture.

Events include jazz, rock and piano festivals, a Vintage Car Rally (June 22-26), Thursday night dressage exhibitions at Les Jeudis du Pin stud farm (June-September), an exhibit “Manet to Renoir” at the Musée des Impressionismes de Giverny (July-October) and a sound-and-light show at the 12th-century Abbey Le Valasse (nightly, July-September).

Contact the Normandy Regional Tourist Board (14, rue Charles Corbeau, 27000 Evreux, France; phone +33 [0] 2 32 33 79 00) or visit