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  • 1 Bayeux Tapestry Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    13bis 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 ..

  • 2 Bayeux Tapestry - Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    13 rue 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..

  • 3 Notre-Dame Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    4 rue du Gén.-de-Dais F - 14400 Bayeux

    A harmonious chevet, a door depicting the story of Thomas Becket, a façade with two Romanesque towers. Inside, interesting paintings in the right transept; the chancel, with its ambulatory and circle of Flamboyant chapels, is a fine example of the No..

  • 4 Musée-Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie Interesting

    Museums and art

    Boulevard Fabian-Ware F - 14400 Bayeux

    At the outskirts of the US and British areas of 1944, the museum recounts the events of the Battle of Normandy and displays equipment and uniforms.

  • 5 Rue St-Martin

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Martin F - 14400 Bayeux

    At n° 6, at the beginning of the street on the right-hand side, admire the 17C townhouse known as the Maison du Cadran because of the sundial (cadran) on top of the façade. On the corner of the rue des Cuisiniers, note the attractive half-timbered ho..

  • 6 Rue Franche

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Franche F - 14400 Bayeux

    This street has a series of town houses - Rubercy, a manor with turrets from the 15C-16C at nº 5 and the Hôtel de la Crespellière, from the first half of the 18C, at the end of the courtyard of nº 7.

  • 7 Rue du Gén.-de-Dais

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. du Général-de-Dais F - 14400 Bayeux

    Here too are a number of private abodes - Hôtel de Castilly, in the Louis XV style at number 10, Hôtel de la Tour du Pin, with a majestic Louis XVI style façade at number 14.

  • 8 Rue St-Jean

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue St-Jean F - 14400 Bayeux

    After Rue Saint-Martin, this street is in the centre of the well renovated pedestrianised zone. At number 53, the Hôtel du Croissant dates from the 15th and 17th C. Rue des Teinturiers, which is also pedestrianised, has a stone house and two lovely h..

  • 9 Quai de l'Aure

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai St-Jean F - 14400 Bayeux

    Arriving from Rue des Teinturiers, lovely view over the river, the watermill, the arched bridge, the old fish hall and the cathedral towers.

  • 10 Conservatoire de la Dentelle de Bayeux

    Museums and art

    6 rue du Bienvenu - maison Adam-et-Ève F - 14400 Bayeux

    Behind the façade of this residence, known as the "House of Adam and Eve" because of the wood sculptures of religious figures and characters taken from legends who are depicted here, lace-makers continue Bayeux's tradition of needlepoint wo..

  • 11 Place Charles-de-Gaulle

    Archaeological and historical sites

    F - 14400 Bayeux

    On this huge esplanade, a stone pillar commemorates General de Gaulle's speech on 14 June 1944: "In our glorious, mutilated Normandy, Bayeux and its environs were witnesses to one of the greatest events in History". He received another triu..

  • 12 Bayeux Botanical Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    53 route de Port-en-Bessin F - 14400 Bayeux

    You will discover in this garden, set in a pleasant valley area, a weeping willow of surprising dimensions.

  • 13 Hôtel du Doyen - Musée Baron-Gérard

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue Lambert-Léonard-Leforestier F - 14400 Bayeux

    A 17C monumental doorway marks the entrance to this 18C building, which housed the collections of the Musée Baron Gérard until 2010, when this museum was moved to the duly restored bishop's palace.

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