March 16, 2014, France ~ The 2014 Normandy World Equestrian Games (WEG) FEI Alltech will bring some 500,000 spectators to Normandy this summer, already a popular international tourist destination. Held from 24 August to 7 September 2014, the Games will showcase not only the elite of the equestrian world but the culture of Normandy as well. Viewers will also be able to see worldwide TV coverage with over one hundred hours of broadcasts scheduled.
A wide range of accommodation is available
In Normandy there is on offer 255,000 beds across all accommodation categories, of which 181,500 are split between the departments of Calvados, Manche and Orne (figures from the CRT Normandie (Normandy’s Regional Tourism Committee 2013).
Raphael Chauvois, President of the Regional Tourism Committee in Normandy, reminds us that: “Normandy is a major tourist destination and its name and reputation are familiar around the globe. In addition to the variety of its assets (heritage and culture, gastronomy, coastline, large historic cities and green tourism), it organizes events such as: The Normandy landings and the Battle of Normandy, the Rouen Armada, and Normandy’s Impressionist Festival. Gîtes (self-catering cottages), bed and breakfast hotels, traditional hotels, and camping and caravanning make up a generous and diversified range of accommodation in Normandy which will undoubtedly be able to welcome all the different audiences without problem.”
The WEG 160km Meydan Endurance Race will be run on Thursday, August 28 near and around the breathtaking views of the Bay of Mont St. Michel.
Organized every four years and alternating with the Olympic Games, under the aegis of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the World Equestrian Games is the largest equestrian event in the world. The 2014 competitions will be held from 24 August to 7 September. The event gathers together eight sports over fifteen days of competition: Showjumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting, Endurance and Para-Equestrian Dressage. It brings together over 60 nations and nearly 1,000 competitors to an expected 500,000 spectators on top-level equestrian competition grounds.
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