Capital of the landing beaches, but also a town in the countryside, Bayeux is located in the heart of an agricultural land renowned for its natural environment saved. It is also a unique city with an exceptionally preserved heritage.
Its famous Bayeux Tapestry, masterpiece of the Romanesque art of the Xth century is classified Memory of the World by UNESCO. This astonishing embroidery of wool on linen canvas 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 preserved in the case that constitutes the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry.
From June to August 1944, the city of Bayeux played its destiny: the reconquest of freedom. Capital of the landing beaches which shelters the moving British military cemetery on its soil, Bayeux naturally endeavors to give an account of these events and their challenges through its Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. This museum pays a vibrant tribute to the men of all the nations who fought for freedom. You can also visit the Memorial of War Reporters.
Bayeux, a city full of treasures, is also famous for its creations in the fields of lace or porcelain and for its important collection of works of art exhibited at the Musée Baron Gérard. This art museum which is dedicated to the history of the city is dedicated to enhancing the city's architectural heritage.
To visit also, its Cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic styles intimately intertwined which sheltered for eight centuries the Bayeux Tapestry.
Let yourself be drawn into the intimacy of the narrow streets of the medieval city where half-timbered houses and manors from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, elegant mansions.