From June 6th to June 16th 2019, some fifty boats will dock in the port of Rouen on the occasion of the Armada. This is the most important event in the sea world, which will celebrate its 30th birthday in 2019. Calliopée offers you a flavour of this 7th edition, which can be the subject to a cultural trip. Follow Calliopée to discover this guided tour.
The Armada takes place every four to five years in Rouen. From June 6th, 2019, the largest sailboats but also modern warships, school sailboats, old rigging or national marine vessels will sail up the Seine to reach the capital of Normandy. In total, 50 exceptional boats, among the most beautiful in the world, will be exposed during ten days on the docks of Rouen. They will come from all over the world: distant ports of the Baltic Sea, polar seas or the Caribbean.
Throughout the duration of the Armada, these “giants of the seas” will make themselves available for visits. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to admire these bigs vessels. In addition, restaurants, themed villages and shops dot the seven kilometers of quays while concerts, giant fireworks and many events punctuate the event. The Armada has become an must-visit event in Normandy, and a federating event of the Seine axis.
In addition, on the occasion of Armada 2019, several institutions are devoting exhibitions related to the theme of the event. The departmental hotel will offer a discovery of the painters of the Navy; models of ships and ex-voto will be presented at the church of the Madeleine; an exhibition celebrating contemporary naval architecture will take place at the Normandy Architecture House.
For the 7th edition of the Armada of Rouen, the poster of the event recalls the style of the years 1930-1940 and pays tribute to the poster artist Raymond Savignac. It gives the Armada a timeless image while being part of modernity.