Acadian Week

Courseulles-sur-Mer
Normandy
event
Festivals
Event - Acadian Week
French Canadian festival.

In August, an Acadian wind blows across Courseulles-sur-Mer and its surroundings, with the festival "La semaine Acadienne" (Acadian Week). On the programme is a series of concerts featuring Natasha St-Pier, from New Brunswick, and David Thibault, finalist on The Voice in Quebec. The festival continues off-stage with many animations, exhibitions, musical workshops and a great Country style ball. On August 15th, the festival will culminate with Le Grand Tintamarre ("the big din"), where more than 2,000 people will gather to make as much noise as possible. It will surely be heard on the other side of the Atlantic! 

Nearby attractions

This museum is the only one on the D-Day Landing Beaches to be dedicated entirely to the role played by Canadian troops in the Second World War.

One of the most famous places in the D-Day Landings it is commonly considered to be the first house liberated by the Allies on 6 June 1944.

Around halfway between Gold Beach to the east and Sword Beach, which formed the left-hand flank of the D-Day Landing beaches, is Juno Beach where the Canadian 3rd Division came ashore.

A moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach and in the days following the D-Day Landings.

Places to visit nearby

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.

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