Key Exhibitions Worth Seeing This Year

For breaks between trails on the Vélomaritime

In Brittany

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  • Exhibition of monumental works in Roscoff

Enjoy the sight of 18 unusually colour pieces of sculpture by Richard Brouard, scattered throughout the town, in this exhibit running from 26 June to 3 November 2019.


Learn more | Things to see on the Roscoff <> Morlaix trail


  • La voix, l'expo qui vous parle at the Cité des Télécoms, in Pleumeur-Bodou

The Cité des télécoms culture and leisure park is located in Brittany and this year its main exhibition explores the many facets of the voice.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the Perros-Guirec <> Trébeurden trail


  • Chemin des Arts in Dinard

A street exhibition of the monumental work of Tomek Kawiak has taken over the Clair de Lune promenade, practically turning it into an open-air museum. This exhibit runs from 22 June to 15 October 2019.


Learn more | Things to see on the Pleslin-Trigavou <> Matignon trail: follow the old railway line in Tréméreuc to Dinard


In Normandy

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  • Jack Kirby and the superheroes of the Thomas Henry Musuem in Cherbourg

Jack Kirby and his galaxy of superheroes will be taking over the Thomas Henry Museum from 25 May to 1st September.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the Cherbourg <> Brix and Cherbourg <> Le Vast trails


  • The Game of Thrones tapestry exhibited in Bayeux


From september to december, the famous Game of Thrones® Tapestry, a giant 77-metre (252-ft) long wall-hanging, on loan from Tourism Ireland will be exhibited at the Hôtel du Doyen in Bayeux.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the  Arromanches <> Port-en-Bessin trail


As part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy:

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  • Saint-Lô, no less than 10 commemorative exhibitions

From April to September, there will be at least ten exhibitions, in different areas of Saint-Lô, showing the many sides to what happened 75 years ago and how the town was rebuilt, with photos, comic strips, drawings, art installations, post cards, etc.

You cannot miss the 4 trails with over 60 large-sized signs along the towpath on the Vélomaritime cycle route.



The full programme of commemorations | Things to see on the  St-Jean-de-Daye <> Saint-Lô and Condé-sur-Vire <> Saint-Lô trails


  • Great WOMEN During the War 1939-1945 at the Juno Beach Centre

Until December 2020, this exhibition pays tribute to some of the women who contributed to the war effort by volunteering, serving in the armed forces, working, rattling the enemy and raising peoples hope.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the Ouistreham <> Arromanches trail


  • Rockwell, Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms at the Caen Memorial Museum

For the first time in Europe, the Caen Memorial Museum is showing a wonderful exhibition on the famous American painter Norman Rockwell, from 10 June to 27 October.


Learn more about the exhibition | You can ride to Caen from Ouistreham on the 13-km (8-mile) greenway


In Hauts-de-France

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  • 10th anniversary of the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais

From 15 June 2019 to 5 January 2020, the Cité de la dentelle et de la mode (Lace & Fashion Museum) gives the Belgian design Olivier Theyskens carte blanche, who engages in a clothing reverie, in an unconventional exhibition.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the Gravelines <> Calais ans Calais <> Boulogne-sur-Mer trails


  • "The Tunnel sous la Manche... the culmination of a drem" at the Maison des Deux-Caps

From 4 May to 28 December 2019, the Maison du Site des Deux-Caps is holding a temporary exhibition that relates the two centuries of technical and diplomatic efforts it took to create a lasting link with England and the European continent.


Learn more about the exhibition | Things to see on the Calais <> Boulogne-sur-Mer trail


  •  "Gigantism" on three well-known sites in Dunkirk - the industrial wasteland of La Halle AP2, The Grand Large Fonds régional d’art contemporain (FRAC - regional collection of contemporary art), Hauts-de-France and the Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC - Contemporary Art and Action Centre), Musée de France

From 4 May 2019 to 5 January 2020, this popular yet challenging new triennial explores the relations between art and industry.


Learn more about the exhibition


  • D'Eau Ré Mi at the Port Museum of Dunkirk

The Port Museum in Dunkirk explores and revisits the many connections between the sea and music in an exhibition that runs until 5 January 2020. Both challenging in its content and shape, D’Eau Ré Mi takes visitors on a musical journey, in six stages, that lasts through the ages and genres.


Learn more about the exhibition