Bayeux, France

Bayeux, France

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About Bayeux

About Bayeux

Why Go on a Tour of Florence

The ancient Norman town of Bayeux is located in France just near the sea and the English Channel. Being a comparatively small yet charming French hub, Bayeux has been playing one of the leading roles in the history of the region since ancient times.

So if you are looking for good old France with fascinating narrow streets, half-timbered houses, and centuries-old gothic churches with breathing history, Bayeux is the town worth being explored.

Lovely Bayeux has perfectly preserved its medieval appearance which means that a Bayeux walking tour is akin to diving in the fairytale of the times of knights and ladies.

A good way to start your immersion into the unique atmosphere of the city is to explore the gorgeous Gothic Notre Dame de Bayeux, dating back to the times of William the Conqueror and majestically towering the city center.

Nevertheless, the main treasure that famed Bayeux around the world is the one-of-a-kind Bayeux Tapestry. A huge embroidered cloth of wool yarn nearly 70 meters (230 ft) long was made in the 11th century and belonged to the Queen of England, Matilda.

Luckily, you have a chance to see this remarkable historic artifact which tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England during your Bayeux travel, heading to Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

However, the interesting attractions of Bayeux are not limited to only the two described above. Thus, you are free to enhance your Bayeux trip by visiting the Museum of Art and History Baron Gerard with the collection of ceramic items, art canvases, and antique lace; heading to the Museum of the Battle of Normandy or taking a stroll around the Jardin Public de Bayeux. In any case, a visit to Bayeux will certainly be a highlight of any French travel itinerary.

Top 3 Things to Do in Bayeux

  • Admire the 11th-century embroidery, the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Take a picture of the city-symbol, Notre-Dame de Bayeux
  • Enjoy the medieval atmosphere of Bayeux's cobblestone streets
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