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

Summer 1944: the reconquest of freedom ...

The name became inseparable Bayeux is parallel to another major chapter in the history of Europe, during which his destiny is played from June to August 1944. Bayeux, capital of the landing beaches on the floor that houses the moving 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 the men of all nations who fought for the triumph of freedom. The Journalists Memorial War is a natural extension.

The charm of a city preserved ...

Unscathed titanic battles Bayeux conceals a multitude of treasures. It is known for its creations in the fields of lace or porcelain and important collection of works of art contained in the Baron Gérard Museum. Art dedicated to the history of the city museum, it is also dedicated to the enhancement of the architectural heritage of the city, which serves as a framework throughout the year, many events.

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
RegionLower Normandy

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

Photos

Cathedral Bayeux
Cathedral Bayeux
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Cathedral nave, the choir and its collateral
Cathedral nave, the choir and its collateral
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Tympanum of the portal of the cathedral Bayeux
Tympanum of the portal of the cathedral Bayeux
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Crypt of the eleventh century Cathedral
Crypt of the eleventh century Cathedral
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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 of Hersant table Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral of Hersant table 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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Cathedral, fifteenth-century frescoes
Cathedral, fifteenth-century frescoes
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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 (XV century)
Crypt, recumbent statue of a Canon (XV century)
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Crypt, tomb of a knight of the Order of the Hospitallers
Crypt, tomb of a knight of the Order of the Hospitallers
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Capitals historiated the crypt of the eleventh century
Capitals historiated 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, painting of the fifteenth century
Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, painting of the fifteenth century
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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 13,000 English soldiers died Bayeux
Raised in the glory of 13,000 English soldiers died Bayeux
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June 7, 1944, Bayeux freed by British troops
June 7, 1944, Bayeux freed by British troops
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German Panzer Tank 75
German Panzer Tank 75
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Weather

Monday 3 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
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Tuesday 4 august
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
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Wednesday 5 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 26°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beaches
Sports sensations55 € to 210 € Asnelles (11.1 km)

Outings

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

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Vacation rentals

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Hotels