Located in the heart of the D-Day Landing beaches, the medieval city of Bayeux, reveals its history to visitors walking past its well preserved heritage...
The huge cathedral, masterpiece of Romanesque and Gothic art styles and the famous Bayeux Tapesrtry, listed "Memory of the World" by UNESCO are witnesses to the prosperous Duchy of Normandy.
First French town to be liberated in June 1944, Bayeux is a ideal gateway to visit D-Day beaches and many sites dealing with Norman Landing and the Battle of Normandy. Visiting Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy enable you to discover the chronology of events from June 7 to 29 August 1944.
Nestled at the corner of charming narrow cobbled streets of the old city, you can admire some elegant private manor houses from 16th to 18th century.
Not to be missed:
- Saturday morning traditionnal market, where local producers present finest specialities of Norman gastronomy
- The Medieval Festival of Bayeux stands every year on the 1st weekend of July
More info www.fetesmedievales.bayeux.fr
- The Cathedral Rendez-vous offer a spectacular monumental images projections around the massive cathedral of Bayeux and the place of the liberty tree, 3 evenings per week in July and August
- The Prix Bayeux-Calvados of war correspondants, every year in October
More info www.prixbayeux.org