The Armada in Rouen - World festival of sailing ships
Come to visit major maritime event in Normandy and prepare your stay starting up from now for the Armada in Rouen at Cœur de City Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale.
The Armada in Rouen : the birth of gathering
The Armada is a world festival of sailing boats that takes place on the banks of the Seine river in Rouen every five years. Jean Lecanuet, the mayor of Rouen, and Patrick Herr had an idea to organize an event and to bring together the biggest sailing ships of the world. In 2008 this meeting hosted almost 10 million visitors that came to see different sailing ships, warships, schooners and submarines from all over the world.
The Armada in Rouen : history of the world festival
The first edition of the Armada took place in 1989. It had a great success and generated such a big interest (4 million visitors came for this occasion) that Armada in Rouen became a global gathering every five years.
In 1994, second edition has been organized to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allied landings in Normandy, and in 1999, there was a celebration of the end of the second millennium with many different activities that were implemented (concerts and fireworks).
The 2003 edition had a great resonance in the mass media: 6000 articles in the press, broadcast on 56 world channels. The last Armada took place in 2008 and continues to impress their visitors and makes them dream about adventures and long voyages.
The Armada in Rouen with Cœur de City Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale
The sixth edition of the Armada in Rouen is going to take place from 6th to 16th of June 2013.
Prepare your stay in advance with Cœur de City Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale ***! You will have a wonderful opportunity to see and to visit for free big sailing ships and military boats.
Numerous activities and animations will be organized during this event. Take an advantage to discover them: lunch or dinner on cruise, boat rides, parade of the crews, the Grand Parade and fireworks every night, sport competitions with sailors ...
Free entrance. From 6th to 16th of June 2013 on the banks of the Seine.
- Armada de la Liberté
- Hangar 105
- Quai Jean de Béthencourt
- 76100 ROUEN
- T. +33(0)2 35 89 20 03
- Fax. +33(0)2 35 15 45 45
The whole team of Coeur de City Hôtel Rouen Cathédrale*** is at your disposal for any further information.