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.
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...