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This festival in the towns of Cabourg, Dives-sur-mer and Houlgate in Normandy celebrates 950 years since the Norman Conquest, as well as the Norse heritage of this region of France. Many of the events at the festival - including the ships - are…

La Drakkar Camembert from La Laiterie de Gratot in Manche, Normandy. The branding draws on the Norse heritage of Normandy and includes a stylised Viking drakkar (or warship). It is one of several Normandy cheeses to draw on Viking heritage.

This food truck, sent to us by TSP @morangles, is named Au p'tit Viking, and draws on the Viking heritage of Normandy in its branding, which includes a horned helmet.

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Norwegian researchers have finally been able to open the tomb of descendants of the Viking leader Hrólfr (Rollo). They plan to find out if Rollo was the same as Hrólfr from Møre. If he is, this would mean that the British royal family originated…

Ornavik is a living history museum where you can visit houses built using tenth- and eleventh-century techniques. It includes a Viking camp, a Carolingian village, and an eleventh-century style motte and bailey castle.

Postcard depicting a modern commemorative "runestone" in the Jardin des Plantes, Rouen – a gift from the Kingdom of Norway. "In 1911 the city of Rouen celebrated the millenium of the founding of the Duchy of Normandy and the baptism of the…

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There are many ships depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. They are Anglo-Saxon and Norman models, but they would have been of very similar construction to Scandinavian ships at this date, and we can learn a lot about the decoration of the ships from…

A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry illustrating the Norman construction of ships for the invasion of Anglo-Saxon England. For the full tapestry see here

The embroidered tale of Rollo (Hrólfr in Old Norse), Viking chief and founder of Norway. The tapestry records his Viking raids, his taking possession of Normandy and his work to keep control of the duchy. The website lists places it will be on show…
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