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Bayeux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Calvados
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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.

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Bayeux

Bayeux, living heritage... Bayeux, "city in the country" capital of the landing beaches, located in the heart of a farmland renowned for the protected natural environment, is a unique Normandy city heritage exceptionally preserved.

Summer 1944: the reconquest of freedom... The name of Bayeux is at the same time inseparable from another major page in the history of Europe, during which its fate ran from June to August 1944. Bayeux, the capital of the landing beaches which houses the moving British military cemetery on its soil, naturally focuses on the events and their stakes, through its Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy, a vibrant tribute to the men of all nations who fought for the triumph of freedom. The War Reporter Memorial is a natural extension.

The charm of a preserved city... Unscathed release of these titanic fights, Bayeux conceals a multitude of treasures. She is known for her creations in the fields of lace or porcelain and the important collection of works of art that contains the MAHB. Art museum 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 setting, throughout the year, to many events.

Know-how and heritage... Discover the Bayeux stitch embroidery, a particular technique used in the 11th century to create the famous tapestry of Bayeux. Chantal James, from the Bayeux Embroidery Art Studio, welcomes you for free to present her passion with demonstrations of embroidery representing reproductions of the tapestry of Bayeux or other motifs. Location: 24 Nesmond Street at Bayeux.

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D-Day Festival Normandy
A festival in honour of freedom regainedFrom 25 may to 16 june 2019

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Cathedral of Bayeux
Cathedral of Bayeux
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City Hall
City Hall
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St Jean area
St Jean area
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Guillaume's Cathedral Show
Guillaume's Cathedral Show
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See you at the Cathedral
See you at the Cathedral
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Cathedral, nave, choir and collaterals
Cathedral, nave, choir and collaterals
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Tympanum of the cathedral portal of Bayeux
Tympanum of the cathedral portal of Bayeux
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Crypt of the 11th century cathedral
Crypt of the 11th century cathedral
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Cathedral, 15th century frescoes
Cathedral, 15th century frescoes
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Cathedral, windows of the south transept on a stone lace
Cathedral, windows of the south transept on a stone lace
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Cathedral, painting by Hersant de Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral, painting by Hersant de Ronceray (1636)
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Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)
Cathedral, these windows are due to Escoffier (1873)
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Bayeux English Cemetery - 13000 Graves
Bayeux English Cemetery - 13000 Graves
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Bayeux - ​​Sherman Tank
Bayeux - ​​Sherman Tank
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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, entrance to the crypt of the eleventh century
Cathedral, entrance to the crypt of the eleventh century
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Crypt, statue of a canon (fifteenth century)
Crypt, statue of a canon (fifteenth century)
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Crypt, tomb of a knight of the order of Hospitallers.
Crypt, tomb of a knight of the order of Hospitallers.
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Historic capitals of the crypt of the eleventh century.
Historic capitals of the crypt of the eleventh century.
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Cathedral, old stained glass windows
Cathedral, old stained glass windows
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Cathedral, altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century painting
Cathedral, altar dedicated to St Eloi, 15th century painting
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Cathedral, stained glass windows of Thévenot (1847)
Cathedral, stained glass windows of Thévenot (1847)
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Bayeux, one of the first French cities liberated in June1944
Bayeux, one of the first French cities liberated in June1944
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Raised to the glory of 13,000 dead English soldiers at Bayeux
Raised to the glory of 13,000 dead English soldiers at Bayeux
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June 7, 1944, Bayeux released by English troops
June 7, 1944, Bayeux released by English troops
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German tank Panzer 75
German tank Panzer 75
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The monument to the dead
The monument to the dead
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Sculpture at the Hôtel-Dieu
Sculpture at the Hôtel-Dieu
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Memory
Memory
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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