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The Rouen Armada 2023

Don't miss one of the most important events in France! 

New edition of the Rouen Armada, the great popular and festive event

Discover or rediscover the Rouen Armada during your stay in Normandy! This is the perfect opportunity to attend the largest gathering of tall ships in the world.

For ten days, no less than several million visitors will walk along the quays of Rouen to admire the most prestigious boats
from all over the world, and will take the opportunity to greet the crews. 

An unforgettable experience for all boat enthusiasts and maritime history lovers! Families looking for activities to do in Rouen during their stay will also be delighted! 

For your stay in Normandy, don't miss our hotel The Originals City Rouen Sud ***. You will always benefit from the best price when you book Direct! 

The arrival of 45 ships in Rouen

Around fifty superb ships, giants of the seas, will converge on Rouen for this new edition! So, along the quays, and this, over seven kilometres, you will admire these 45 ships from all over the world! Over 10 days, the number of visitors is estimated at 6 million!  

This is an opportunity for the thousands of sailors of different nationalities who have come for the event to also discover Rouen, the architecture of the city with its half-timbered houses and its cobbled streets. 

What is the programme of the Armada 2023? 

The next edition of the Rouen Armada will take place from 8 to 18 June 2023.

Each year, as well as being able to admire the marvellous giants of the sea, you will be able to watch sublime nautical parades, spectacular fireworks and take part in various activities from the quays!

The unveiled programme is as follows: 
  • The big mess 
    • Wednesday 7 June from 5pm
  • Big symposium on the Protection of the Oceans
    • Thursday 8th June
  • Football and balls
    • From 8 to 17 June
  • The Armada regattas
    • From 9th to 13th June
  • The inauguration of the Armada
    • Saturday 10th June at 11am
  • Parade of the kayaks
    • Saturday 10th June at 3pm
  • The sailors' mass
    • Sunday 11 June at 11:00 am
  • The Big Caterpillar
    • Monday 12th June
  • Parade of the crews
    • Wednesday 14 June in the early afternoon 
  • The parade of young people at the helm: the Optimists
    • Wednesday 14 June from 12:00
  • The sailors' jogging
    • Saturday 17 June at 8.00 am
  • Free sailing lessons
    • From 12 to 17 June
  • Diving lessons and a climbing wall
    • From 8 to 17 June, from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Free concerts
    • From 10th to 17th June
  • The Great Parade 
    • Sunday 18th June
  • And of course, fireworks will be set off at the end of each day of the Armada.

To know all the names of the biggest sailing ships that have already confirmed their presence at the event, we invite you to visit the official website of the Tourist Office of Normandy!