It hardly seems like yesterday, but 2016 marks the 950th Anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman Conquest of Britain.
The French don’t often have a reason to celebrate any sort of victory over England, so as you’d expect, the whole region will be awash with celebratory events throughout the summer months; and beyond, given that the battle actually took place in October.
With a bit of luck (or careful planning), your visit to Normandy may well coincide with one or more of them, so we’ll try and keep you posted of anything of interest.
The epicentres of these celebrations will be Caen (William’s power base), his birthplace, Falaise, Dives sur mer, where the invasion fleet was mustered, and nearest to us, Bayeux, which houses the famous Tapestry commemorating the full episode.
One such example will be this years Bayeux Medieval Festival, which coincidentally celebrates its own 30th anniversary in 2016.