Main events in la Hague in 2016
Manoir du Tourp cultural centre – Programme
From 6 February to 29 May: "The Photos of François #baladeencotentin": an exhibition by François Dourlen
From 2 April to 25 September: "Normandy through the eyes of a Viking", an outdoor exhibition by Arnaud Guérin
From 4 June to 25 September: "Marin Story": archives and memories of Marin-Marie (1901-1987), an exhibition organised with the Manche Departmental Archives
From 1 October to 18 December: "La Hague in Cotentin, untamed nature and timeless heritage", an exhibition by Christian Desclercs and Edmond Thin
Saturday 21 May: Long Night of Museums
Saturday 25 June: Saint John's Eve, Saint John Ball and Bonfire
Saturday 16 and 17 July: the Tourp Histories, a festival going back in time
Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August: Bucolic Street
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September: Plants and Flavours of Autumn
Sunday 18 September: European Heritage Day
In November: conference "History and Archaeology in La Hague"
Ludiver Planetarium – Programme
THEME: "From the stars… to our atoms"
Exhibition "Radioactivity, from Homer to Oppenheimer" by ANDRA – all through the year
Tuesday 16 February: 2 – 6 p.m. "My Pop-Up World!" family event
Saturday 19 March: 2 – 6 p.m. spring at the LUDIVER Planetarium = plant sale, children's workshops, activities, etc.
Tuesday 21 April: 2 – 6 p.m. family event
From 4 to 5 April: activities with the Manoir du Tourp
Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July: 2 – 6 p.m. 6th Water Rockets Festival
Friday 5 August: Night of the Stars, free event: conferences, activities and stargazing
And as ever: the "curiosities of space" workshops during school holidays, stargazing at night, special evening events, the "Friends of Ludiver".
Birthplace of Jean-François Millet in Gréville-Hague.
From 16 April to 30 September
Exhibition "Interacting Portraits: Millet and Photography"
Exhibition "Portraits of Shepherds"
Jacques Prévert House in Omonville-la-Petite
Until March Exhibition “To my house, you will come... From Provence to Normandy, Jacques Prévert, the eternal nomad".
Exhibition "Garance, Barbara, Nelly, Janine... Jacques Prévert and Women" from 1 April 2016
Exhibitions at the Château de Flamanville
For summer 2016 exhibitions of work by artists working with a wide range of forms and techniques; watercolour, pastel, acrylic, photography.
La Hague at your feet 2016
From April to September 35 hikes on seven themes with guide and commentary
23 and 24 April: Sailing Festival in Omonville-la-Rogue and Urville-Nacqueville
Beginners' sailing trips
1 May: “T'cheu Nous” Trail in Sciotot, Les Pieux
15 May: The footpaths of La Hague
21 May: Long Night of the Museums
Visit the museums of La Hague at nightfall: Manoir du Tourp, Jacques Prévert House, etc.
28 and 29 May: French Longboard Cup and Siouville Surf Open
Competition, free surfing lesson for beginners, concert
12 June: Model aircraft meeting in Vauville
18 and 19 June: "La Barjo" Trail Race in La Hague
The craziest trail race in Normandy over four distances: 15, 24, 50 and 100 km
From 2 to 10 July: "Port Diélette a ses Tours", sports and cultural events
2, 3 and 4 July: Tour de France
10 July: Start of the Tour des Ports de la Manche from Port Diélette
A magnificent spectacle in the sea, with many festive events for amateur sailors and the public at each port of stage of the event.
16 and 17 July: Kite Festival in Vauville
Demonstrations and tips for beginners
16 and 17 July: the Tourp Histories
Medieval-style shops, food and entertainment. All day long, events, workshops and demonstrations introducing local history to young and old alike in an entertaining and sociable atmosphere.
20 and 21 July: 6th Festival of Hydropneumatic Rockets at the Ludiver Planetarium
Construction and launch of water rockets.
6 and 7 August: Sea Festival at Port Diélette
Activities, competitions, blessing at sea and fireworks.
6 August: Sheep Fair in Jobourg
A sheep fair in Jobourg, first organised in 1937 by the local council, and which welcomes 400 sheep and over 4,000 visitors each year.
5 August "Night of the Stars" at the Ludiver Planetarium
Free activities during the evening (stargazing, family activities, etc.)
12, 13 and 14 August: Bucolic Street
For 3 days, the heart of the Manoir du Tourp beats in time with street performances.
From 6 to 10 August: La Hague In Music Festival!
Top-quality musical event dedicated to classical music. La Hague is the venue for musicalencounters blending classical music, contemporary music, jazz and world music.
20 and 21 August: Medieval festival at the Château de Flamanville
Horse-riding shows with ancient weapons, medieval shops, medieval dancing.
3 September: "La Siouvillaise"
trail running and nature hike in the footsteps of the Blessed. 16-km circuit with some splendid landscapes – unique in Europe!
10 and 11 September: Plants and savours of autumn at the Manoir du Tourp
Exhibitors come to meet visitors, plant lovers and experts to share their expertise, awaken their interest and introduce them to the botanic varieties in their collections.
17 and 18 September: European Heritage Days.
24 September: “Place O Mômes” – children's festival.
Concert, magic show, creative workshops, games, storytelling, etc...
25 September: Adventure Race. "Raid of the Smugglers – in the footsteps of the Knight of Rantot".
Mountain biking, canoeing, trail running and orienteering race. The competitors are in teams of two. The race is accessible to all, whatever their level, experts or beginners or disabled people. Four circuits to choose from according to level.