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6th of June D-day yearly celebrations

Jaarlijkse viering van D-day met talloze activiteiten. Tevens parachutages op La Fière (standbeeld Iron Mike). Op amper 9 km van MH. 
Only 15 minutes drive from MH

Our village Hemevez has its own yearly commemoration with American, French and German soldiers. Small scale, very serene. A must go.
A 5 minutes walk from MH

Barfleur: summer fleamarket on the seaside

Yearly flea- and antiques market in the harbour of Barfleur. 3rd week of July.
A 30 minutes drive from MH

Barfleur: le Village fait galerie (kunstroute)

Two yearly event. Inhabitants of Barfleur give their house temporarily to an artist to exhibit his or her work. This makes the whole village an art exposition. 3rd week of April. A must see.
A 30 minutes drive from MH

St Sauveur le Vicomte: summer antiques market. Weekly on Thursdays.

During the summer period a professional antiques market is being held on the square (opposite castle) of St. Sauveur le Vicomte. Nice finds.
A 15 minutes drive from MH

Barfleur: Village des antiquaires

Yearly professional antiques market (very affordable) at the harbour of Barfleur. With 40 stands. Third week of August.
A 30 minutes drive from MH

Agon Coutainville: monthly antiques market

From March - October. Monthly professional market on the square of Agon Coutainville. Last Sunday of the month. Seaside. Great finds.
A 30 minutes drive from MH

Fair of Lessay: 2nd weekend of September

Largest fair on agriculture. Exists already more than 1.000 (thousand) years. A must go in order to see Normandy culture at its best.
Only 25 minutes drive from MH

Fair St. Denis in Brix: final weekend of September/beginning October

One of the smallest but very fine fair on agriculture. Small scale but fun happening.
Only 10 minutes drive from MH

Les Bouchées Cherbourgoises: 3rd weekend of September

During this weekend 40 restaurants of Cherbourg will give a taste of their kitchen. For € 1 or € 2 per taste. Free passe partout. Nice for gourmet tasters!
Only 20 minutes from MH

Journées du Patrimoine: 3rd weekend of September

Great days to see French culture. All museums, churches and important buildings are open for public. Some of which are closed most of the year.
Many more cultural events throughout the year.

Yearly celebration of arrival of Scallops

French fishermen get to catch scallops as of October 1st. Therefore there are some yearly festivities organised to celebrate this. The Fête de la Coquille takes place as follows

October in Ouistreham (70 minutes drive)
November in Port-en-Bessin (60 minutes drive)
November in Courseulles-sur-Mer (50 minutes drive)
November / December in Grandcamp-Maisy (45 minutes drive)

Every 3rd Thursday of the month

At 09.30am in the beautifully restored church of Hemevez (less than 200 inhabitants).
A 5 minutes walk from MH

Fête de la Musique on 21th of June

The summer in France starts on the 21st of June by an evening full of music. On every square in every village or town you will find bands playing and people dancing. Free party.


Many flea- and antiques markets

All year long there are flea- and antiques markets in Cotentin area. Worth your visit. There are also many antiques shops. Don't forget to shop at MH for collectibles. We have lots of insiders' information. Do ask us.

Jazz sous les Pommiers

Every year in the 3rd week of May in Coutances: great jazzfestival, jazz under the apple trees!

Fall & Spring

Every year typical spring and fall festivities concerning strawberries, trees and apples. All year round festivals of trees. You will always find expositions of artists, photographers etc. Many flea and antique markets.

In short, Cotentin has something for everyone all year round. Museums and restaurants stay open. All very close to MH.

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