MEET IN STYLE, MEET IN NORMANDY
Normandy, a region open to the world and to the future
A remarkable living environment between land and sea and close to Paris, an innovative economy and friendly, welcoming people… These a just a few reasons why Normandy can pride itself on being a prime destination for congresses, business conferences and meetings. Normandy offers all of the advantages you are looking for in order to run a successful event: a rich historical heritage, a vibrant cultural life, unmatched natural settings and efficient infrastructures to suit your needs.
Business tourism in Normandy can be experienced through the singularity of its five main congress towns and cities: Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, Caen la Mer, Deauville, Le Havre and Rouen.
Normandy is a region for all tastes and all seasons. Other destinations off the beaten track such as Alençon, the Cotentin Peninsula, Dieppe or Etretat, will all charm and surprise you, as will the famous Mont-Saint-Michel, which is also a great place for an unforgettable business event.
Hosting an event in Normandy also means an opportunity for you to offer your clients a rich programme of unique activities, which reflect the region’s identity and history, such as D-Day and the Landing Beaches, the Mont-Saint-Michel and nautical activities, Impressionnism and Claude Monet…
Bienvenue en Normandie !
**What's new in Normandy? **
Les planches Le Domaine : March 2019, 10 minutes from Deauville, reception areas in the heart of a park that can accommodate 80 to 700 people.
Les Franciscaines : End 2019 in Deauville, former orphanage for the Franciscan sisters, which can be privatised in the evening.
Best Western Hôtel de Dieppe**** Rouen, reopening spring 2019, after renovation of the hotel: 37 rooms and 2 meeting rooms.
Share and Cheers : March 2019 in Rouen, a new generation youth hostel where travelers and locals share their experiences.
Holiday Inn Express Rouen centre*** : May 2019 in Rouen, near the Exhibition Center, 85 equipped rooms, a 24 hours bar, 1 fully equipped seminar room.
Radisson Blu****: Opening end 2019 in Rouen, new fully equipped hotel near the train station, 93 rooms including 9 suites with terraces and a 300m² seminar area.
Hôtel Mercure**** : Contemporary refurbishment of the hotel by appropriating one of the strong symbols of Le Havre: containers.
Villas Augustines : May 2019 in Bayeux, New accommodation, extension of the Villa Lara *****.
PLACES OF INTEREST
A region with tailor-made destinations for your next congresses and seminars :
Deauville "Elegant and inspiring": 2 hours from Paris
Le Havre - Etretat "Unexpected and transformative": 2 hours from Paris
Caen the sea "Historic and ground-breaking": 2 hours from Paris, 1h30 from the Mont-Saint-Michel
Rouen "Medieval and trendy": 1 hour from Paris
Bagnoles de l’Orne "Timeless and energising": 3 hours from Paris, 1h30 from the Mont-Saint-Michel
Cures marines Trouville***** : Boutique Hotel Thalasso & Spa, 103 rooms
Calvados Expérience in Pont l’Évêque : Multisensory experience, Calvados tasting
Center Parcs - Domaine Les Bois Francs : alliance of aquatic pleasures and nature, 932 accommodations, 4600 places
Château Corneille Hotel*** : charming hotel with green surroundings, 19 rooms
The Mont Saint Michel : majestic island, world heritage by UNESCO, guided tours and crossings on foot
La Mère Poulard*** : Famous inn, 27 rooms
The Abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel : medieval pilgrimage centre, over 20 rooms
The Cotentin Peninsula : Hiking on the GR223, nautical activities, unique islands : Tatihou and the Channel Islands
La cité de la mer in Cherbourg : Discover the new 'Ocean of the Future' exhibition and "Le Redoutable" submarine
The town of Alençon : a spiritual, laid-back, cultural and festive destination, incentive activities related to the theater
ANOVA : Alençon's Exhibition centre, which can hold up to 3000 people
The town of Dieppe : Thalasso centre, private catering, Jehan Ango room overlooking the harbour
Le Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp : Cocktail workshops, introduction to the creation of perfume and distillation
The Donjon - Domaine Saint Clair in Etretat : 21 rooms and suites where art meets hospitality
The receptive event agency Détour et découverte: creator of seminars in the West
Let's choose the Normandy that suits you to live a unique experience!
Normandy is easily accessible by train to most town and cities (between 1h and 2h from Paris), by car via the A13 and A28 highways, by ferry to Dieppe, Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg and Le Havre, or by plane via the airports of Caen, Cherbourg, Deauville, Le Havre and Rouen, mainly for private planes.