Bayeux, "city in the country" capital of the Normandy landing beaches, located in the heart of an agricultural area known for the natural environment preserved, Norman is a city unique heritage exceptionally preserved.
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 account for these events and their implications, through the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy tribute to men of all nations who fought for the triumph of freedom. The memorial is the war is a natural extension.
The charm of a city preserved
Released as free of these titanic battles, Bayeux conceals a multitude of treasures. She 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. Museum of Art devoted to the history of the city, it is also dedicated to the enhancement of the architectural heritage of the city, which serves as a framework, throughout the year, many animations.
Tapestry Bayeux: a masterpiece unique in the world
Bayeux is justly renowned worldwide for its famous Tapestry, a masterpiece of Romanesque art from the 11th century. This amazing wool embroidery on linen tells on seventy meters long, the extraordinary saga of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and his accession to the throne of England in 1066. It is kept in the box that is the Museum of Tapestry Bayeux.
Be amazed by the richness and charm of Bayeux through channels free visit or as part of guided tours offered by the Museum. You are revealed all the secrets of a cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic styles intimately intermingled and whose treasure housed for eight centuries Tapestry Bayeux. Let yourself be drawn into the intimacy of the narrow streets of the medieval city where houses with wood sides and manors of the fourteenth, 15th and 16th centuries, elegant mansions and large homes, convents from the 17th and 18th centuries, punctuated with pleasant walks Over time designed for individual visitors, family or group with a home specifically designed for school groups of all ages.