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The Armada with children

You want to organize your visit to the Armada with children? Discover the many activities adapted to young people but also the good plans to reach the quays of the Seine easily.

Visit the boats for free

The Rouen Armada is an ideal event for families.Children will be amazed to be able to admire the most beautiful sailing ships in the world.Open to visit for free, these giants of the seas will impress both adults and children. Coming to the Armada with children, is also to immerse yourself in a universe made of pirates, voyages around the world and legends.

Throughout the event, you will be able to visit the boats and meet crews from all over the world.Your children will be transformed into real little sailors and will leave with dreams full of eyes.


Teaser Armada 2022
Teaser Armada 2022
Teaser Armada 2022

Activities for visitors to the Armada with children

In addition to the visits of the boats during the day, you will be able to discover de many animations for adults and children.Manual activities, educational workshops and stands await you on the quays of the Seine to extend the experience of the Armada with children.

The event program will offer in particular the Great Pagaille to open the Armada but also a parade of crews in downtown Rouen or the parade in the Seine to see the ships join the sea without forgetting concertsand fireworks every evening.


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Cruises, lunches, parades on the Seine...

Take advantage of our day and evening cruises on board launches, cruising or with on-board catering, not to mention sailing aboard the most beautiful sailing ships. Give your loved ones a unique experience with Armada gift cards.

A unique opportunity to experience private moments with family and friends.

An exceptional sponsor

For the 8th edition, it is the French writer Michel Bussi who will be the cultural sponsor of this great event. To get you already in the mood, you can read (or reread) his novel “Mourir sur Seine”, published in 2008 by Éditions des Falaises, where he describes the atmosphere of this great event to perfection.

In addition Jean-Paul Rivière, the new president of the Armada de Rouen, gives us his vision of the Armada of the future: a more ecological dimension for this popular event by raising awareness of the protection of the oceans and rivers.

Many highlights...

The big mess, the religious celebrations, the jogging of the sailors

The great mess and its UFOs,religious celebrations on Sunday, jogging in Rouen, the great parade of the Seine Maritime for a last goodbye…, a colorful program that will make you experience an Armada as you have never seen.

The sailors will welcome you every day along the quays to make you discover their sailboats full of history. You will be able to embark aboard tourist launches that will take you touring on the Seine. On the occasion of cruises walks, lunches or dinners or during the fireworks, you can admire the ships from the river.

On the program, every evening free entertainment on the right bank and left bank quays. Concerts, fireworks and the Grande Parade de la Seine-Maritime will give you magical moments on the quays of the Seine in Rouen.

Fully free, the Rouen Armada is much more than a great gathering of galleons, schooners, school sailboats or military ships.Thanks to a program of activities and animations, this event becomes exceptional.


Discovery of Rouen and the Seine Valley

Become privileged passengers by experiencing the Armada on board a boat! Cruises on the Seine are offered: you can have lunch or dinner while strolling among the largest boats in the world… This gastronomic tasting in a dream setting promises a romantic moment!

Need privacy with family or friends? Opt for a boat rental and be free to sail wherever you want, from Lacroix Island to the port of Rouen.

Take advantage of your visit to the Normandy region to discover Rouen. The legacy of Claude Monet, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille awaits you in the Museum of Fine Arts or other cultural venues in the city. Also discover the charming villages of the Seine loops such asLa Bouille or Jumièges. Travel from the historic center of “the city of a hundred steeples”,its half-timbered houses and flamboyant Gothic architecture, to the estuary ofthe Seine via small corners of paradise located on the banks of the Seine.

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