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Rouen Armada, major event 2013

Set sail for the Armada 2013!

The world's tallest and most magnificent yachts will travel to Rouen for 10 days of nautical fun for the Armada Festival which will take place in early June along the banks of the Seine river.

Armada 2013

From 6 to 16 June 2013, the 6th edition of the Armada Festival will attract millions of visitors to the quaysides of Rouen along the banks of the Seine river. Over 50 Tall Ships are expected which rank among the most splendid examples in the world today together with modern warships and other exceptional sailing craft. There will be concerts, firework displays and lots going on during the festival including free visits on board these amazing tall ships.


The Grand Procession along the Seine river, the firework display every evening, the mass celebrated by the crews and the sailors' parade... these events and many more are all on the festival calendar.  


To find out more about the Armada 2013


The Sailing Ships in 2013 > See the ships

Get your programme of events! > Programme of the Armada 2013
Photos and videos > The Armada in pictures 





Set sail on a special Armada cruise!

During the Normandy Impressionist Festival and the Armada, why not sail up the Seine river on a special cruise?  You will be spoilt for choice between the musical cruise from Honfleur to Rouen, the cruise with a great view of the fireworks or the cruise with the Tall Ships. 
> More information about the cruises

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