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Activities




There are lots of possibilities for walking or cycling in the surrounding area : Gatteville lighthouse – 2km, Jonville beach - 9 km.


There is a 3.1km discovery trail around the village with information boards along the way (maps are available in the Internet or from the Tourist Office).


Barfleur is also situated on the famous GR 223 (Grande Randonnée – long distance walking track) “the coast trail”.


During your stay don’t forget to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue -11 km


Cherbourg is less than 30 km: on a rainy day, you can visit the Cité de la Mer and revisit the history of the Titanic or go inside a nuclear submarine.


The Normandy landing beaches are less than 40 km away.


All year long, markets selling local produce take place in Barfleur and in nearby villages, such as Saint-Pierre-Eglise or Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

  • Barfleur in high season: Tuesday morning and Saturday morning on the quayside Henri Chardon
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise 9 km: Wednesday morning on the market place close to the church
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue 11 km: Saturday morning between the Place de la République and Place Belle-Isle
  • Cherbourg-en-Cotentin 27 km: Thursday morning and Saturday morning Place de Gaule and Place Centrale



in summer



MusiKenSaire festival in Barfleur in the Saint-Nicolas Church with many other summer events


The village of Barfleur is very busy during summer with lots of events.


Musical summer


The «Eté Musical de Barfleur» is a music festival organised by the Association des Amis de l’église de Barfleur (Friends of the Church) proposing concerts by famous musicians which takes place in the Saint Nicolas Church.

The acoustics are excellent and the performance is projected onto several screens in the church to give the whole audience a good view of the musicians.

The dates of the festival will be confirmed in due course due to the current health restrictions.


  • Sunday 1st of August: Claire Désert (piano) and Florent Héau (clarinet)
  • Thursday 5th of August: Romain Leleu (trumpet) et Thomas Leleu (tuba)
  • Tuesday 10th of August: Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello)
  • Thursday 12th of August: Anne Queffélec (piano) et Gaspard Dehaene (piano)
  • Saturday 14th of August: Moraguès Quintet


Village of Antique Dealers


In 2021, the 42nd «Village des Antiquaires» will take place from the 19th and the 22nd of August.

The «Village des Antiquaires» is an important event for Barfleur and the Cotentin.

The stands of around 40 exhibitors are installed on the quayside and will welcome you for 4 days from 10am to 7pm.

This is a free entrance event and you can stroll and browse, or buy paintings, furniture or jewellery.

You may also take a break at The «Bar du Village» for a drink or an oyster tasting.


MusiKenSaire festival


Every 1st weekend of September, the festival of the local music scene «MusiKenSaire» takes place on the quayside of the Barfleur harbour.

The public can enjoy many free concerts and performances and discover the best Normandy rock, pop and folk bands .


Le Village fait Galerie


B’Art’fleur, «Le Village fait Galerie», is an art festival that takes place every two years at the end of April in Barfleur.

The whole village becomes a giant gallery with over 50 artists exhibiting their works. Ephemeral galleries are opened not only in public buildings and spaces but also the residents of Barfleur open their homes, gardens, garages and greenhouses. You will be provided with a map of the galleries to enable you to discover the work of the painters, sculptors, engravers and photographers. This is also an opportunity to visit places not usually open to the public and to see Barfleur in a different way.

Next edition in 2022, the previous one was in 2018.