Things to see and do - Bayeux
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Bayeux : Michelin's recommendations
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
Words cannot describe the effect of this embroidered tapestry on a 70 metre band of linen. 58 moving, epic and amusing scenes show stories such as the rivalry between Harold and William, an audience with William, Mont Saint-Michel, the death of Edwar..
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 ..
19 Rue Saint Martin F - 14400 Bayeux
Le Maupassant is located in the centre of Bayeux, 350 metres from Notre-Dame Cathedral. It has a traditional French brasserie and offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Each room at Hotel Maupassant has a TV. Some of the rooms have en suite facilities a..
6, Place du Québec F - 14400 Bayeux
Prix Prices from : 150 €
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..
9 Rue Genas-Duhomme F - 14400 Bayeux
Prix Prices from : 65 €
Just 400 metres from Bayeux Cathedral, this hotel offers a restaurant with a garden courtyard in the heart of the medieval town. The en suite guest rooms have satellite TV and lift access. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Hôtel De Br..
Leisure activities Bayeux
You'll really appreciate the magic of Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo on a private tour of these exquisite French highlights. The fairytale island of Mont Saint Michel is just off the coast of Normandy, and is one of the most popular attractions in ..
Prices from : 90 €
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..
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..
71 r. St-Jean F - 14400 Bayeux
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...), ..
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 ..
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.
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.