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Shows, concerts 2006

On board of Peniche Adelaide, Vernon July 13 through July 16, 8 p.m. except sundays, 4:30 p.m. on sunday. Songs and humor.

Standards of american jazz and musical, Giverny, Museum of american art, saturday september 23, 7:30 pm. Singer : Elodie Ruillier, together with her band and dancers. 

Exhibitions 2006

See also Art Galleries

In the streets of Vernon, through September 17, 2006, discover 30 contemporary sculptures.
The walk takes about an hour (1.5 km) Map at the tourist information desk of Vernon.

  • Musée d'art Américain, Giverny :
    - from April 1 thru October 30 : "Passing through Paris : American Artists in France, 1870-1930"
    - from April 1 thru October 30 : "Americans at Home, 1860-1930"
    - from June 18 thru September 24 : "Winslow Homer"

giverny maag 2004 exhibition
Robert Vonnoh (1858-1933)
Jardin de paysanne, 1890
Huile sur toile, 65,7 x 50,2 cm

Guided Walks

Most of the guided walks are in French. Please refer to French Version

Touristical train

Cruises on the Seine River

Music Festival

Festival Musique de chambre a Giverny

The third edition of the international chamber music Festival Musique de chambre a Giverny organized by the association Musique de Chambre en Normandie and its artistic director Michel Strauss will take place from August 25 through September 3, 2006. 15 Concerts. Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak. Guest componist : Krzysztof Penderecki. 

Festival de Giverny

The eighth edition of the Festival de Giverny  will take place from september 15th thru 23th, 2006. More information here.

Musique de chambre a giverny


  • Vernon : Cinema, (8 movies each week)  place de Paris, tel 02 32 51 02 75

  • Saint-Marcel : Centre culturel Guy Gambu, tel 02 32 51 51 85

  • Gaillon : Cinema le Lido, 3 rue des Andelys, tel 02 32 53 03 57


  • "Vernon Roller" (every Tuesday in June) thru the streets of Vernon Rendez-vous place de Gaulle

Photo : Mairie de Vernon


Feasts and fairs


In June On the banks of the river Seine in Vernon. Information on water, energy, transport, nature, etc.Green market : sale and tasting of natural products.


In June. In the medieval town of Les Andelys and Chateau-Gaillard : fire-eaters, bear-keepers, falconry demonstrations, knights in armour, concerts, and more. 8 and 5 euros.


23rd Cherry fair Vernon.  During four days on the Whit weekend. Commercial fair, town festival, fun fair, waiters race, mechanical showel competition, pedal cars race... and tons of cherries !


40 stone carvers competed on May 21 and 22, 2005 in Vernon, in front of the old castle's keep. The donjon was built in Vernon stone in the 12th Century. The artists will have 24 hours to make a sculpture on the theme of gothic art in a block of Vernon stone.


First Sunday of June, 4/6/2006

No matter wether you are an artist or not, everybody is invited to sit down in the streets to paint in open air. A straw hat will be given to the painters. Giverny and Vernon take part in this event organised for the second time in the area.

stone sculpture vernon


First Sunday of June, 2006

Sports and cultural activities for the family ranging from little train to short cruises, mountain bike or medieval shows. Free.

On June 21 to celebrate the beginning of Summer, like everywhere in France, organised or improvised concerts, all free, at the collegiate church, at the Cultural Center Philippe Auguste, on the market square, in the coffee shops and on street corners.

Photo : Mairie de Vernon


Like everywhere in France, fireworks and popular open-air dance on July 13 at night.
In Vernon the fireworks take place over the Seine river near the Tourelles Castle. Good view from the bridge or from the opposite bank.

In Les Andelys, fireworks on the medieval castle Chateau-Gaillard. Waiting for the night to fall with the castle and the Seine valley at your feet is a magical moment.

In Pressagny-l'Orgueilleux, fireworks in chateau de la Madeleine, and then dance in the park of the castle. Very convenient with children, they can run in the dark, there aren't any cars.

For those who really love fireworks : the next evening (July 14) in Notre-Dame de l'Isle. On the banks of the River Seine. Small fee.

No fireworks in Giverny.


Like everywhere in France, on September third weekend. Free guided visits (in French) of old districts, free entrance or reduced rates to visit monuments, exceptionnal opening of places which are closed the rest of the year.


In the streets of Vernon. First weekend of October. Commercial display, attic clearing for individuals, fun fair...

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