A moment so eagerly awaited by the public, experience the Grand Parade of the Armada on Sunday, June 18, 2023. Attend the descent of the Seine of the most beautiful sailing ships of the world like the Santa Maria Manuela, the Belem or the Thalassa. From Rouen to the estuary between Honfleur and Le Havre, the ships will animate the meanders of the Seine throughout the day.
Where to see the boats on the Seine
during the Armada Grand Parade?
These are nearly 120 km of the Seine that will be stormed by ships. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to choose the right place to spend the day and contemplate these giants of the seas. During the Grand Parade of the Armada, the public always responds present at each edition of the event.
At the foot of the Gustave Flaubert Bridge, on the quays of the Seine or on the banks of the Seine in La Bouille, Duclair, Saint-Martin de Boscherville or Jumièges, discover many small corners of paradise to admire the sailboats, school boats, naval vessels and other schooners.
Where to picnic during
the parade on the Seine ?
All day long, the sailboats will animate the Seine.Here’s an opportunity to organize a picnic on the banks of the Seine.A timeless moment to share with family or lovers. Fill your lunch baskets with good sandwiches, chips, drinks and other victuals to eat along the river while watching these majestic ships leave Normandy.
Take advantage of the picnic areas set up by the various municipalities located along the Seine. You also have the opportunity to settle in the grass along the river, as close as possible to the ships to see the sailors’ goodbyes.