Bayeux, 30mm from the campsite La Capricieuse, "city in the country" capital of the landing beaches, located in the heart of an agricultural land renowned for the protected natural environment, is a unique Norman city heritage exceptionally preserved.
The Bayeux Tapestry: a unique masterpiece in the world: Bayeux is justly renowned throughout the world for its famous tapestry, a masterpiece of Romanesque art of the eleventh century, classified "Memory of the World" by the UNESCO, with its mythological animals, Viking ships, Norman and Saxon cavalry. This amazing embroidery of wool on linen tells about seventy meters long, the extraordinary epic of William the Conqueror Duke of Normandy and his accession to the throne of England in 1066. It is kept in the box that constitutes the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Summer 1944: the reconquest of freedom: The name of Bayeux has become at the same time inseparable from another major page in the history of Europe, during which its destiny from June to August 1944. Bayeux, the capital of the landing beaches which houses the moving British military cemetery on its soil, naturally endeavors to give an account of these events and their stakes, through its memorial museum of the Battle of Normandy vibrating tribute to the men of all nations who fought for the triumph of freedom. The War Reporters' Memorial is a natural extension of it.
The charm of a preserved city: Unscathed out of these titanic battles, Bayeux is home to a multitude of treasures. It is famous for its creations in the fields of lace or porcelain and the important collection of works of art that contains the Baron Gérard Museum. Art museum dedicated to the history of the city, it is also dedicated to the enhancement of the architectural heritage of the city, which serves as a setting, throughout the year, to many events. To see also, its cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic styles intimately intertwined and whose treasury housed for eight centuries the Bayeux Tapestry. Let yourself be drawn into the intimacy of the narrow streets of the medieval town where half-timbered houses and mansions of the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, elegant mansions.