Spared during the war, the medieval town of Bayeux has preserved a rich architectural heritage. The historic centre is superbly intact and is a wonderful place for walkers, with its Gothic cathedral and old narrow streets lined with mansions and old timber-framed residences. Not to be missed, the Guillaume-le-Conquérant centre is home to the famous Bayeux tapestry, said in France to be by Queen Mathilde, his wife. Made in the 11th century, this woollen embroidery of 70 metres in length and 50 centimeters in height, redraw the conquest of England by the duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror.
Bayeux is also home to the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum which offers a complete overview of this event in history.
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 soil moving the British military cemetery, naturally seeks to be aware of these events and their issues through its Normandy Battle memorial Museum in tribute to men 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... Out of 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.
Expertise and heritage... Discover the stitch embroidery Bayeux, particular technique used in the eleventh century to realize the famous tapestry Bayeux. Chantal James, the art Bayeux Embroidery workshop is open free to present its passion with embroidery demonstrations representing the tapestry reproductions Bayeux or other reasons. Location: 8 rue Saint Loup Bayeux.