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