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Wednesday 05 June 2013

The Fleet of Follies

Gather you crew and create your UFO: Unidentified FLOATING Object.

The aim is to get across the river Seine without sinking and to have the most unusual craft.

Participate in the launching of this sixth Armada with this crazy crossing. Excitement guaranteed!


Thursday 06 June 2013

Lifting of the Flaubert Bridge when the ships arrive

Come and watch the ships sail under the Flaubert Bridge at 9 p.m.


The Armada is open every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Wednesday 07 June 2013

Lifting of the Flaubert Bridge when the ships arrive

Come and watch the ships sail under the Flaubert Bridge in the evening; the quays will be especially illuminated.

Assistez au premier feu d'artifice !

Le premier feu d'artifice de l'Armada sera tiré à 23h30 !

Saturday 08 June 2013

Launch of Armada 2013

Patrick Herr and the officials present will launch Armada 2013.

The day will end, like the other days during the Armada, with a free concert organised by the Regional Council and an amazing firework.  

Sunday 09 June 2013

Seafarers’ Mass

In the morning: Celebration of the Seafarers' Mass, Avenue Pasteur

Défilé de voitures de collection

L'association les Teuf Teuf vous donne rendez-vous pour un défilé de voitures de collection, en commémoration de la course Rouen-Paris.

Monday 10 June 2013

Célébration des 117 ans du Belem

A midi, tous les navires feront retentir leur corne de brume pendant une minute, afin de célébrer le 117ème anniversaire du Belem.


La cathédrale de Rouen se fera aussi entendre !

Wednesday 12 June 2013

The Sailors' Parade

The Sailors' Parade from the quays on the right bank of the river to the Town Hall via Rue Jeanne d'Arc and Rue Jean Lecanuet from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 14 June 2013

Official inauguration of the installation of the anchor of the Jeanne d’Arc at the tip of the Ile Lacroix.

Official inauguration of the installation of the Jeanne d'Arc's anchor at the tip of the Ile Lacroix.

In September 2010, the Jeanne d'Arc lost her flag and name. Rouen, sponsor city of this helicopter cruiser, celebrated, in May 2010, the end of her career.

Since that day, the ship has been dismantled and disarmed. "Originally, the idea was to have the Jeanne d'Arc's stem back in Rouen" says Patrick Herr, captain of the Armada. "We had talked about it with Patrick Augier, the vessel's commanding officer. The plan was to install the bow of the former warship below the Flaubert Bridge, on the Rollet peninsula. But due to the cost of such a scheme, it was not possible."

It was finally decided to bring back "only" the former warship's anchor. A fine choice anyway as it weights no less than 6 tonnes and its mooring chain weights 1 tonne.

An official inauguration is already scheduled on 14th June 2013 at 5 p.m. The town will seize the opportunity of the Congress of military vessels' Sponsor Cities (the Air Force, the Navy and the Army), which is held in Rouen during the Armada, to organise a ceremony. The commemorative plaque that was placed on board the Jeanne d'Arc has been recovered. It will be unveiled and placed on the Town Hall.



Saturday 15 June 2013

The Great Jog

The Sailors' Great Jog at 8:30 am. Everyone is welcomed for a 7-km-long jog along the quays on both banks of the river Seine.

Register now!

Sunday 16 June 2013

The Grand Parade

The Grand Parade along the River Seine, organised by the Seine-Maritime County Council, along the 120 km of meanders of the river Seine from Rouen to the estuary.

Grand Parade schedule: 


Rouen: the first ships leave at 7:00 am and the last ones at 11:00 am.

La Bouille: the first ships arrive at 8:30 am and the last ones at 12:30 pm.

Duclair: the first ships arrive at 9:45 am and the last ones at 1:45 pm.

Caudebec: the first ships arrive at 12:00 pm and the last ones at 4:00 pm.

Radicatel: the first ships arrive at 1:30 pm and the last ones at 6:00 pm.

Honfleur: the first ships arrive at 3:15 pm and the last ships at 7:30 pm.


3 p.m.: end of the event on the quays in Rouen


Patrouille de France


The Patrouille de France (French Air Force aerobatic team) will fly over the river Seine during the final Grand Parade. 

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