Every summer, between June and September, a free Cathedral Light Show takes place in Rouen with dazzling illuminations projected on the building’s façade.
The Rouen Cathedral of Notre Dame is highlighted each year thanks to an incredible show of sound and light. When night falls, couples, families, groups, tourists and the residents of Rouen and its surrounding area can be found on the Place de la Cathédrale to be astonished by this fully emotive show.
After a first show on the theme of Impressionism in 2015, Notre Dame will be dressed for a new show from 12th June to 27th September, based on two themes: Joan and the Vikings. Established in 911 by the Scandinavian chief Rollo, Normandy experienced some dark hours with the Viking invasions of the ninth century. Joan of Arc, a legendary character in France, tells her story on the facade of the tallest cathedral in France.
In its own way, the company Cosmo AV will transform the saga of Joan of Arc and the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, which conceded Normandy to the Vikings. The show is free and can be enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of spectators throughout the season.
Cathedral of Light 2020,
schedules and practical information
From July 4 to September 30 2020, the show will be back
Every evening, you can see a free sound and light show of the Cathedral of Rouen, composed of two creations. The themes that will compose the show will be “Les nouveaux mondes” (new creation) and Vikings.
From July 4th to July 31st – 11.00 pm
From August 1st to August 15th – 10.30 pm
From August 16th to August 31st – 10.00 pm
From September 1st to September 30th – 9.30 pm