Things to see and do - Bayeux
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The first city in France to be liberated in 1944, the capital of Bessin is a pleasant spot where old houses nestle amidst tranquil medieval alleys at the foot of its Gothic cathedral. It is also the cradle of the ducal dynasty of Normandy; in 905, the first of these great local lords, Duke William Longsword was born here ... today it's renowned for the extraordinary and world-renowned Bayeux Tapestry.
Tourist attractions Bayeux : Things to see and do
13 r. Nesmond F - 14400 Bayeux
The famous Bayeux tapestry (it is in fact a piece of embroidery) is housed in a museum with two sections. In the first, this extraordinary 70m-long jewel of Romanesque art is displayed behind a glass panel, highlighting the rivalry between Harold and..
4 r. du Gén.-de-Dais F - 14400 Bayeux
A harmonious chevet, a door showing the story of Thomas Becket, a façade with two Romanesque towers. Inside, interesting paintings in the right transept, a choir stall that, with its ambulatory and crown of chapels, is a fine example of Norman Gothic..
13bis 13 Rue de Nesmond F - 14400 Bayeux
A graphic record of the Middle Ages, especially revealing of customs, costumes, boats and architecture, this textile gem of Romanesque art is housed in the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. It is made from coloured wools embroidered on a linen strip 68.30m by ..
21 Rue Saint Patrice F - 14400 Bayeux
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This 18th-century hotel is situated in the heart of Bayeux. It is set back from the road, ensuring guests the calmness of the countryside. It offers free Wi-Fi access. The rooms at the Hotel d'Argouges are divided between three buildings offering a ..
25 Rue Des Bouchers F - 14400 Bayeux
This 17th-century mansion has been converted into a charming hotel with a gastronomic restaurant. It is ideally located in the centre of Bayeux, near the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry. Rooms at the Best Western Hotel Du Luxembourg are comfortable ..
6, Place du Québec F - 14400 Bayeux
Prix Prices from : 230 €
Villa Lara is a 4-star boutique hotel in the historic centre of Bayeux. It faces the 11th-century cathedral is is just a 2-minute walk from the Bayeux Tapestry. The luxury accommodation features period-style furniture, a flat-screen TV and a minibar..
Leisure activities Bayeux
If time is tight and you'd like to tour the Normandy beaches, this quick morning tour from Bayeux will show you all the poignant highlights of these important World War II battle sites. Your minivan holds a maximum of eight passengers, and a small gr..
Prices from : 60 €
Begin your Normandy Battlefields Tour with a visit to the Juno Beach Center, the only museum in the Canadian sector. The Center retraces the implementation of the Canadian Army during fighting in Europe. Your minivan holds a maximum of eight passenge..
Retrace the main assaults undertaken by the British forces during the first days of the Battle of Normandy on a poignant battlefields tour you'll never forget. If you have a relative who fought in the war, or are at all interested in 20th-century his..
rte de Port-en-Bessin F - 14400 Bayeux
You will remain close to nature in this restaurant in the classic, elegant setting of an 18C château. Dishes are created from local, often organic, ingredients with subtle creativity, finesse and harmony. These are in line with the seasons and their ..
53 r. St-Jean F - 14400 Bayeux
This restaurant in a 15C building, tucked into a picturesque little street, has earned itself a good reputation. It serves fresh fish, fine local specialities or a sunnier culinary register.
40 r. des Cuisiniers F - 14400 Bayeux
Le Pommier stays true to its Normandy roots! It has a pretty, spruce decor of beams and stone. Tuck into a shellfish soup with Isigny crème fraîche, tripes in Caen style, foie gras with apple etc. You won't tire of the region's cuisine.
2 r. des Bouchers F - 14400 Bayeux
This smart and appealing setting with exposed stone, painted beams and soft lighting is to be found at the corner of rue St Laurent and rue des Bouchers. Ingredients from the region take pride of place on the menu (Bayeux pork, Normandy oysters...), ..
71 r. St-Jean F - 14400 Bayeux