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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Bayeux
Insee code14047
AltitudeFrom 32 to 67 meters
Surface7.11 km²
Population13989 inhabitants
Density1967 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Loup-Hors at 1.5 km (4 min)
Chief townCaen (at 33 km, 30 min)Saint-Vigor-le-Grand at 2.3 km (7 min)
DepartmentCalvadosVaucelles at 3.5 km (7 min)
RegionLower NormandySearch another town


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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.


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...

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Bayeux
Information pointsTourist Office of Bayeux
Leisure centresMuseum Baron Gérard,   Museum of La Tapisserie de Bayeux
MonumentsCathedral Notre-Dame


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.


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Quad or buggy on the D-Day beachesSports sensationsFrom 55 € to 210 €Asnelles (11.1 km)
Horse-riding for leisure and CSO coursesNature and the outdoorsFrom 19 € to 250 €Landes-sur-Ajon (23 km)

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Tympanum of the portal of the cathedral of BayeuxTympanum of the portal of the cathedral of Bayeux
Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux (1077)Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux (1077)
Cathedral, Table Hersant of de Ronceray (1636)Cathedral, Table Hersant of de Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral, the nave, the choir and its aislesCathedral, the nave, the choir and its aisles
Crypt of the Cathedral of the 11th centuryCrypt of the Cathedral of the 11th century
Bayeux CathedralBayeux Cathedral
Cathedral, stained glass windows on the south transept a stone laceCathedral, stained glass windows on the south transept a stone lace
Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the 11th centuryCathedral, entrance to the crypt of the 11th century
Cathedral, 15th century frescoesCathedral, 15th century frescoes
Crypt, recumbent statue of a Canon (fifteenth century)Crypt, recumbent statue of a Canon (fifteenth century)
crypt, tomb of a Knight of the Order of the Hospitallerscrypt, tomb of a Knight of the Order of the Hospitallers
historiated capitals of the crypt of the 11th centuryhistoriated capitals of the crypt of the 11th century
Cathedral, stained glass from the 13th centuryCathedral, stained glass from the 13th century
Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century paintingsCathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century paintings
Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)
Cathedral, stained glass Thévenot (1847)Cathedral, stained glass Thévenot (1847)
Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in juin1944Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in juin1944
High in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died BayeuxHigh in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
English Cemetery Bayeux - 13,000 gravesEnglish Cemetery Bayeux - 13,000 graves
June 7, 1944, released by the troops Bayeux EnglishJune 7, 1944, released by the troops Bayeux English
Bayeux - Sherman tankBayeux - Sherman tank
Tank German Panzer 75Tank German Panzer 75



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Wednesday 26 November
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 27 November
Min. 6°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 28 November
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Pommier  
Le Pommier opens its doors in the heart of the capital of the Bessin. In a relaxed and refined, room or terrace for sunny days, warmly welcome you Lhuillerie spouses. Working with small...
Located in Bayeux32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Adresse  
Located in the heart of Bayeux town center. The restaurant you will discover a cuisine, everything is made by the cook. We welcome you from April 20th 7 days 7 until September 30. A...
Located in BayeuxFrom 10 € to 30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Lion d'Or  
Housed in a former coaching inn dating from the 18th century, Le Lion d'Or invites you to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the old town of Bayeux, a few steps from the famous tapestry....
Located in Bayeux40 € per person 

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Manor house with 3 bedroomsManoir Sainte Victoire    
The Manor-house Sainte Victoire welcomes you throughout the year in the heart Medieval Bayeux. In this 15th and 17th century dwelling you are sure to find peace and calm. Its charming...
Located in Bayeux89 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLe relais d'athos    
In the center of Bayeux Tapestry and behind we will be delighted to welcome you in our house typical of old houses of Bayeux with its walled garden to the rear. You have a family suite...
Located in BayeuxFrom 70 € to 80 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Petit Matin  
New adventure for the bed and breakfast the morning, a new address, a home more spacious and more comfortable facing the Place Charles de Gaulle. 5 bedrooms on the first floor of the...
Located in BayeuxFrom 80 € to 90 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsDirect view cathedral bayeux city center   NEW
Studio fully renovated and furnished in old building opposite the Cathedral. The 2nd floor. For 2 people. Double bed (king size), kitchen (including kettle, toaster, ceramic hob, extractor,...
Located in Bayeux 
House for 6 personsGites au moulin de la fosse soucy  
- At the center of the landing beaches in Normandy, 2 cottages in an old mill for 8.4 people. A 3 km from the sea and the small fishing port of Port-en- Bessin, between Arromanches...
Located 6.7 km from BayeuxFrom 490 € to 690 € per week 
House for 6 personsGites le moulin de la fosse soucy  
Visit the landing beaches in Normandy and stay in an old mill in the quiet of the countryside but close to the sea between Arromanches and Omaha -beach, you will be at the heart of...
Located 6.7 km from BayeuxFrom 460 € to 660 € per week 

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160 places over 10 haChâteau de Martragny  
Camping 4 star family 160 pitches, 4 tents lodge, two cottages and 5 guest rooms in the castle. Pool, tennis and playground for children. The bar & brasserie, the grocery store and...
Located 8 km from BayeuxFrom 27.20 € to 32.50 € per day 
30 places over 0,5 haCamping les bas carreaux    
Small family campsite located 10 minutes walk from the beach of Arromanches. It offers 30 pitches with partial sea views, electricity, health and bakery service and pizza in July and...
Located 8.2 km from Bayeux13.20 € per day 
25 places over 1 haAire naturelle du Moulin Foulon   
Open from 01/06 to 31/08. Camping in the wilderness, calm and welcoming. Near Bayeux and the landing beaches.
Located 9 km from Bayeux14 € per day 

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Hôtel d'Argouges - Hotel in BayeuxHôtel d'Argouges     
This 18th-century hotel is situated in the heart of Bayeux. It is set back from the road, ensuring guests the calmness of the countryside. It offers free Wi-Fi access. The rooms at...
Located in BayeuxRoom from 65 €
Le Lion D'or - Hotel in BayeuxLe Lion D'or     
This former 18th-century post office is now a charming hotel located in one of Bayeux’s oldest quarters. It offers 24-hour reception and is just 400 metres from the Bayeux Tapestry...
Located in BayeuxRoom from 69 €
Hôtel Le Bayeux - Hotel in BayeuxHôtel Le Bayeux     
Hotel Le Bayeux is located in the historic centre of Bayeux in the Lower Normandy region. It offers en suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi internet access. Rooms at Hotel Le Bayeux...
Located in BayeuxRoom from 48 €

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