Normandy stands as a significant landmark in world history, priding itself on being a resilient and altruistic region deeply committed to the universal principles of freedom and peace. These values continue to shape our daily lives, fostering a culture of openness, collaboration, and the pursuit of a more sustainable and enriching world for everyone.

For a better world

Normandy possesses all the necessary strengths–its people, its values, and its aspirations–to become a place where people can thrive. Its ambition is to lead the way in preparing its manufacturing industry for a low-carbon future. Projects that positively impact the planet, a diversified energy mix, careers for the future that make the world a better place, and a vibrant ecosystem…

Choosing Normandy means combining our ambitions for a low-carbon economy with a commitment to preserving a living environment that fosters significant transformations and nurtures both professional and personal growth.

Tolerance and openness

Normandy’s strategic location, robust infrastructure, rich history, and strong economy position it as a region that wholeheartedly supports the ideals of openness to others and to the world.

Normandy: so British, so Irish

This openness to the world is primarily explained by our history.

This begins, for example, with the arrival of the Vikings and their attachment to the fertile lands of the Seine Valley. However, the most significant example is that of William the Conqueror, whose grand ambitions–particularly the conquest of England–forever changed Anglo-Norman relations.

To this day, our English neighbours still have a little something Norman about them, whether its their system of government or their language!

Our values of peace and freedom

Normandy may be known as a land of conquests, but it is also a land of liberations!

For instance, the liberation of Europe began on our beaches.  The legacy of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy continues to this day with high-profile anniversary celebrations, the Freedom Prize, and the Normandy World Forum for Peace.

If we want to build the best for our future, we have to remember the worst of our past. Normandy's experience in this area is powerful.

Frédérique Bedos, journalist and member of the Scientific and Strategic Norman Committee for Peace, and founder of the media NGO

Rouen Seine Normande 2028

Local authorities have been working together since 2018 to develop Rouen‘s bid to be the European Capital of Culture in 2028.

What would this mean for us? Projects that would have a profound and lasting impact on the region for decades to come.

No need to choose in Normandy!

On 13 November 2023, the region began rolling out a major promotional campaign across the country.

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