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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, "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.

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D-Day Festival Normandy
A festival in honour of freedom regainedMay / June 2018

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Cathedral Bayeux
Cathedral Bayeux
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City Hall
City Hall
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Quartier St Jean
Quartier St Jean
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cathedral, the nave, the choir and its collateral
cathedral, the nave, the choir and its collateral
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tympanum of the portal of the Bayeux Cathedral
tympanum of the portal of the Bayeux Cathedral
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Crypt of the eleventh century cathedral
Crypt of the eleventh century cathedral
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Cathedral, fifteenth century frescoes
Cathedral, fifteenth century frescoes
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Cathedral, stained glass the south transept a stone lace
Cathedral, stained glass the south transept a stone lace
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Cathedral, Hersant table de Ronceray (1636)
Cathedral, Hersant table 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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English Cemetery Bayeux - 13000 graves
English Cemetery Bayeux - 13000 graves
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Bayeux - Sherman Tank
Bayeux - Sherman Tank
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Gothic Cathedral of Bayeux (1077)
Gothic Cathedral 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, recumbent statue of a Canon (fifteenth century)
crypt, recumbent 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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. storied Capitals of the crypt eleventh century
. storied Capitals of the crypt eleventh century
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. Cathedral, ancient windows
. Cathedral, ancient windows
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Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, painting of the fifteenth century
Cathedral altar dedicated to St Eloi, painting of the fifteenth century
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Cathedral, stained glass Thevenot (1847)
Cathedral, stained glass Thevenot (1847)
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Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in June 1944
Bayeux, one of the first French towns liberated in June 1944
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Raised in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
Raised in the glory of the 13,000 British soldiers died Bayeux
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June 7, 1944, Bayeux liberated by British troops
June 7, 1944, Bayeux liberated by British troops
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Char German Panzer 75
Char German Panzer 75
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the War memorial
the War memorial
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Sculpture at the Hotel-Dieu
Sculpture at the Hotel-Dieu
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Memory
Memory
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city
city
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the city
the city
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