The Association

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An event carried out by an association and its engaged volunteers

This event can be possible thanks to the "army" of volunteers federated with the founder president, Patrick Herr.


Created in 1989, the association will also celebrate its 30 years in 2019. Its aim is to support and organize sailing ships and warships gatherings at Rouen's quays, so the public can visit them for free.

With its active success of 6 editions, a team of 50 volunteers is preparing the 7th edition of Armada from June 6th to 16th 2019. This team is constituted in the form of commissions: commercial, general security, civilian liaison officer, reception, finance, insurance, legal, technical, communication, entertainment... under the direct responsibility of its President.

An exceptional organisation for an extraordinary event. Armada gathers more than 300 volunteers in the busiest days of the event. In every edition, they do their best in order to offer 10 exceptional days to the audience.
Armada de Rouen
Hangar 23
23, Boulevard Emile Duchemin
76000 Rouen


Armada in numbers

700,000 visitors are expected to visit Rouen’s quaysides every day over the ten days of the Rouen Armada :

-45% from Normandy
-45% from other Regions of France
-10% of visitors will come from abroad

Whom we have to add 1 million of visitors along the Seine during the Big Parade, organized by the Seine Maritime department.

A rate of hotels occupation of 95% and many others accommodations
An increase of 123% in average of frequentation of museums during Armada
57% of visitors take the opportunity to visit the city

8.4 million of euros (without VAT) of which 3 million come from collectives.

• More than 50 vessels and 20 pleasure-boats
• More than 30 countries
• More than 5000 sailors coming from all over the world
• And in every edition more than 6 millions of visitors

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