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Bayeux

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Bayeux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados
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Bayeux, living heritage...

Bayeux, "country town" capital of the landing beaches, in the heart of an agricultural area known for the saved natural environment is a unique city in Normandy exceptionally preserved heritage.

Summer 1944: the reconquest of freedom...

The name is parallel Bayeux become inseparable from another major page in the history of Europe, during which his fate has played from June to August 1944. Bayeux, capital of the landing beaches which houses on its the soil moving the British military cemetery, naturally seeks to be aware of these events and their issues through its memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy tribute to men of all nations who fought for the triumph of freedom. The Memorial of the war reporters is a natural extension.

The charm of a city preserved...

unscathed from these titanic battles, Bayeux conceals a multitude of treasures. It is known for his creations in the fields of lace or porcelain and important collection of works of art that contains the Musée Baron Gérard. Art museum dedicated to the history of the city, it is also dedicated to the enhancement of the architectural heritage of the city, as a framework, throughout the year, many animations.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBayeux
Postcode14400
Tourism label
Latitude49.2764370 (N 49° 16’ 35”)
Longitude-0.7031400 (W 0° 42’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 67m
Surface area7.11 km²
Population14128 inhabitants
Density1987 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (33 km, 30 min)
Insee code14047
IntercommunalityCC de Bayeux Intercom
DepartmentCalvados
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Loup-Hors1.5 km (4 min)
Saint-Vigor-le-Grand2.3 km (7 min)
Vaucelles3.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Martin-des-Entrées3.7 km (9 min)
Monceaux-en-Bessin3.7 km (8 min)
Guéron4.2 km (9 min)
Cussy5 km (9 min)
Sommervieu5 km (11 min)
Sully5.1 km (9 min)
Barbeville5.1 km (10 min)
Vaux-sur-Aure5.3 km (10 min)
Ranchy5.7 km (9 min)
Magny-en-Bessin5.8 km (14 min)
Subles5.8 km (8 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

D-Day Festival Normandy
A festival in honour of freedom regainedMay / June 2017

Photos

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral
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Pont neighborhood St John
Pont neighborhood St John
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City
City
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Bayeux Cathedral
Bayeux Cathedral
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Quartier St Jean
Quartier St Jean
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City Hall
City Hall
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Quartier St Jean
Quartier St Jean
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cathedral, the nave, the choir and its collateral
cathedral, the nave, the choir and its collateral
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tympanum of the portal of the Bayeux Cathedral
tympanum of the portal of the Bayeux Cathedral
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crypt of the eleventh century cathedral
crypt of the eleventh century cathedral
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Cathedral, fifteenth century frescoes
Cathedral, fifteenth century frescoes
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Cathedral, south transept windows on a stone lace
Cathedral, south transept windows on a stone lace
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Cathedral, Hersant table de Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral, Hersant table de Ronceray (1636)
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Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)
Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)
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English cemetery Bayeux - 13000 graves
English cemetery Bayeux - 13000 graves
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Bayeux - Sherman Tank
Bayeux - Sherman Tank
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Bayeux Cathedral
Bayeux Cathedral
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Gothic Cathedral of Bayeux (1077)
Gothic Cathedral of Bayeux (1077)
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Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the eleventh century
Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the eleventh century
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crypt, recumbent statue of a Canon (fifteenth century)
crypt, recumbent statue of a Canon (fifteenth century)
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crypt, tomb of a knight of the order of Hospitallers
crypt, tomb of a knight of the order of Hospitallers
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. storied Capitals in the crypt of the eleventh century
. storied Capitals in the crypt of the eleventh century
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. Cathedral, stained glass of the thirteenth century
. Cathedral, stained glass of the thirteenth century
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Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, the fifteenth century painting
Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, the fifteenth century painting
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Cathedral, stained glass Thevenot (1847)
Cathedral, stained glass Thevenot (1847)
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Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in June 1944
Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in June 1944
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Raised in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
Raised in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
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June 7, 1944, Bayeux liberated by British troops
June 7, 1944, Bayeux liberated by British troops
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Char German Panzer 75
Char German Panzer 75
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the War memorial
the War memorial
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Cathedral Notre Dame
Cathedral Notre Dame
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Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral
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Sculpture at the Hotel-Dieu
Sculpture at the Hotel-Dieu
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Memory
Memory
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city
city
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the city
the city
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Jeep Ride along the D-Day Landing Beaches
Culture and education40 € Asnelles (11.1 km)
Quad Tour along the Cliffs of the Landing Beaches
Sports sensations55 € Asnelles (11.1 km)
Buggy Tour along the Cliffs of the Landing Beaches
Sports sensations55 € Asnelles (11.1 km)
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (11.1 km)
Half-Day on the Cheese Route with Private Guide – Leaving from Caen
Local flavours70 € Caen (27 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (39 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (51 km)

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