Major events
in Bayeux



Bayeux, a lively city all year round

Life in the ancient medieval city of Bayeux is marked by several major annual events which are not to be missed during your stay in Normandy!

The magnificent Medieval Festival enlivens Bayeux for the first weekend in July every year, and has done so for 3O years, attracting some 50,000 people to the city. Also during the summer,  “Rendez-Vous à la Cathédrale” takes place at the foot of the Tree of Liberty with a 360° light show projected on to the trunk of the huge plane tree, honouring life and liberty in a series of musical scenes (free, in July and August). The theme of liberty comes to the fore once again: freedom of the press is celebrated by the Prix Bayeux-Calvados-Normandie for War Correspondents, which has been taking place in October every year for 25 years. In December, the Bayeux Tapestry returns to its original setting in the cathedral, thanks to digital technology: the choir is lit up and  the thousand-year-old embroidery is projected along the top of the nave – a magical experience!

Bayeux La Cathédrale de Guillaume

This Winter in Bayeux...

In the nave of the magnificent cathedral of Bayeux, a dynamic and spectacular projection allows the public to see the Bayeux Tapestry regain its original setting thanks to new technologies.
14 evenings from November 30, 2019 to January 4, 2020
From November 30 to December 21: every Saturday
From December 22 to January 4: every day (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Sessions at 18h, 18h30, 19h, 19h30 and 20h
Free admission
!! Sessions limited to 200 people / Without prior reservation !!
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