The medieval city of Bayeux is a genuine history book in its own right ...

From the Notre Dame Cathedral, a masterpiece of Norman Roman and Gothic art, to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, listed on Unesco’s Memory of the World register and bearing fine witness to the prosperous Duchy of Normandy.

 

Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated in June 1944 and is the ideal gateway to the landing beaches and the many sites associated with D-Day. Take a trip to the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum where the course of events is retraced in detail.

And don’t forget to take the time to stroll through Bayeux’s narrow paved streets in the historic town centre and admire its many 17th and 18th century town houses.

Things to do:
– the market on Saturday morning – where producers from the Bessin area are proud to present an array of Normandy’s finest specialities!
– the medieval fair in July
– the cathedral rendez-vous in July and August offer spectacular monumental image projections.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

The famous Bayeux Tapestry is among the many museums not to be missed in Calvados.
Listed on Unesco's Memory of the World register since 2007, the Bayeux Tapestry is a genuine masterpiece of Roman art.

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Bayeux Tapestry

At the foot of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, the MAHB museum offers you a journey through Normandy's history.

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Battle of NormandyMemorial Museum

At the foot of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, the MAHB museum offers you a journey through Normandy's history.

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Baron Gérard Museumof Art and History (MABH)

The public garden of Bayeux is a landscaped park covering 2.6 hectares, created in 1859 by Eugène Bühler. Among its 400 tree species, the 'weeping beech' is undoubtedly the most spectacular.

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Botanical Garden inBayeux

A masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art, the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux is one of Normandy's major heritage sites.

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Guided tours ofOld Bayeux

Your guide will take you through 2,000 years of history over an array of tales and stories and a discovery tour of some well-hidden curiosities! The tour starts in front of the cathedral.

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Bayeux Intercom TouristOffice – Bayeux Office

The former Gallo-Roman city of Bayeux has, over twenty centuries of history, accumulated a wealth of extraordinary and miraculously well-preserved heritage.

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