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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
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Latitude49.2764370 (N 49° 16’ 35”)
Longitude-0.7031400 (W 0° 42’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 67m
Surface area7.11 km²
Population13989 inhabitants
Density1967 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCaen (33 km, 30 min)
Insee code14047
IntercommunalityCC 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

Tapestry Bayeux : a unique masterpiece to the world... Bayeux is justly renowned worldwide for its famous tapestry, masterpiece of Romanesque art of the 11th century. This amazing wool embroidery on linen tells on seventy meters long, the extraordinary story of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and his accession to the throne of England in 1066. It is preserved in the setting that is Museum Tapestry Bayeux.

Let yourself be surprised by the richness and charm of Bayeux through channels open house or through guided tours offered by the Tourist Office. You are revealed all the secrets of a cathedral in Romanesque and Gothic styles intimately intertwined and whose treasure housed for eight centuries Tapestry Bayeux. Lose yourself in the privacy of the narrow streets of the medieval city where houses with wood sides and mansions of the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, elegant mansions and large monastic houses from the 17th and 18th centuries, punctuate pleasant walks over time designed for individual visitors, families or groups with a specific reception for school groups of all ages.

In July and August, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the cathedral and the tree of liberty become ephemeral screens show " Visit the Cathedral : Lights of Liberty ". A sound and light show consisting of 360 ° projections, telling freedom in Normandy and in the world.

Horseback riding in the center of Bayeux.

Circuit by the train.

Norman tasting products in cheese, cider cellars...

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

D -Day Normandy Festival Bessin -Cotentin, around June 6

Medieval festivals Bayeux, the first weekend of July.

Visit the cathedral, " Lights of Liberty" in July / August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

All hay, multi- cultural festival Bayeux every year in late July.

Price Bayeux -Calvados war correspondents, every year in October.

Photos

Tympanum of the portal of the cathedral of Bayeux
Tympanum of the portal of the cathedral of Bayeux
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Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux (1077)
Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux (1077)
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Cathedral, Table Hersant of de Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral, Table Hersant of de Ronceray (1636)
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Cathedral, the nave, the choir and its aisles
Cathedral, the nave, the choir and its aisles
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Crypt of the Cathedral of the 11th century
Crypt of the Cathedral of the 11th century
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Bayeux Cathedral
Bayeux Cathedral
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Cathedral, stained glass windows on the south transept a stone lace
Cathedral, stained glass windows on the south transept a stone lace
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Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the 11th century
Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the 11th century
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Cathedral, 15th century frescoes
Cathedral, 15th century frescoes
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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 the Hospitallers
crypt, tomb of a Knight of the Order of the Hospitallers
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historiated capitals of the crypt of the 11th century
historiated capitals of the crypt of the 11th century
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Cathedral, stained glass from the 13th century
Cathedral, stained glass from the 13th century
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Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century paintings
Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century paintings
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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, stained glass Thévenot (1847)
Cathedral, stained glass Thévenot (1847)
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Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in juin1944
Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in juin1944
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High in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
High in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
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English Cemetery Bayeux - 13,000 graves
English Cemetery Bayeux - 13,000 graves
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June 7, 1944, released by the troops Bayeux English
June 7, 1944, released by the troops Bayeux English
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Bayeux - Sherman tank
Bayeux - Sherman tank
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Tank German Panzer 75
Tank German Panzer 75
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Weather

Wednesday 1 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 12°C
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Friday 3 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Port -en- Bessin- Huppain, fishing port, famous for its scallops, Jacques.

The landing beaches : Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc, Arromanches and the artificial port, the German battery at Longues -sur -Mer...

Castles and mansions castles Balleroy, Colombières, Fontaine -Henry, Creully mansion Argouges, abbeys Juaye -Mondaye and Cerisy -la-Forêt and priory of Saint -Gabriel...

The remarkable castle gardens Brécy gardens Castillon and the Regional Natural Park of Cotentin and Bessin.

Activities : walk in the forest Cerisy, yachting on the beaches, paragliding, tree climbing...

Gastronomy : the cider farms, shortbread Asnelles dairy Isigny -sur -Mer Isigny caramels...

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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