Bayeux Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedrale Notre Dame

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    A Norman-Romanesque cathedral started in the 11th century but mainly built in the 13th, surprised us in Bayeux. We were so concentrated in WW2 remains and so short in time, that we didn't even enter...

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  • 2. Tapestry - Tapisserie

    The famous Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of an event that changed the course of history back in the 11th Century. It is housed in the Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and is well worth a visit. The...

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  • 3. Walking

    There are a number of old houses in Bayeux. In a separate tip we depict the House of Adam and Eve (which houses a lace museum). You go by the Cathedral and then on to the Deanery (once the Bishop's...

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  • 4. Musee de la Tapisserie

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    The famous Bayeux tapestry is still there. The almost 1.000 year old tapestry that is absolutely unique in it's kind, can be admired at the Centre Guillaume le Conquérant (centre William the...

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  • 5. Musee de la Bataille de Normandie

    As Bayeux was the first town liberated and protected a special museum was established to describe the Battle of Normandy between June 7th and August 29th.This...

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  • 6. Liberation Memorial - General De Gaulle Visit

    You'll find this striking bas relief, sculptured by M Lamourdedieu on one of the roundabouts of Bayeux. It commemorates the D-Day landings and the visit of...

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  • 7. Looking for flowers in Bayeux

    Look for flowers in Bayeux. Bauty is where flowers are. You may find them in the windows of a house, on river side, and in the Cathedral. No matter where...

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  • 8. What most people come to see

    Probably most people who have ever even heard of Bayeux did so in conjunction with its largest tourist attraction, the Bayeux Tapestry which was made to...

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  • 9. Treat Yourself To A Great Guide

    I have read every book I could about the Normandy invasion. I am better than average with a map. So I felt well prepared to find my own way as I toured...

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  • 10. Mulberries

    "Mulberries" are artificial harbors created at Arromanches (Gold Beach) and St Laurent (Omaha Beach). These artificial harbors were conceived because the...

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  • 11. Take Stroll Along The Canal

    The center of Bayeux is Bisected with a canal. All along it’s edge there are wonderful paths. It is traffic free and is very peaceful. There are parks, gardens...

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  • 12. Shopping is more fun in a street market

    We were renting an apartment south of Caen and our landlady told us not to miss the market in Bayeux on Saturday morning. It was her favorite. So Saturday...

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  • 13. Point du Hoc

    By the time we made it here to Point du Hoc it was freezing and rainning pretty hard. It was interesting to see where the Germans were bunkered. Germans...

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  • 14. Normandy American Cemetery

    Since planning my trip to Paris I really wanted to go to the Dday beaches. I am really glad I did. It was emotional but also very inspiring. We did a day trip...

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  • 15. Bayeux British & Commonwealth Cemetery

    This is the largest British WWII cemetery in France. It contains over 4,000 graves - 3,395 from the United Kingdom.The place is beautifully maintained and is a...

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  • 16. World War II's Gold Beach

    Gold Beach, in the area around the village of Arromanches. is mostly low and flat with houses built right up to the edge of the water. Outside of town, there...

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  • 17. You won't get bored in Bayeux !

    There is PLENTY to see in and around Bayeux, even wthout a car. The town is very compact, inside the Ring Road ("Le By-Pass" to the locals), approx 1 X 2 km in...

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  • 18. Everybody Visits the Bayeux Tapestry

    An embroidery of course but the oldest large piece of material you will ever see. After barely surviving for almost 750 years Napoleon and subsequent...

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  • 19. Lace from Bayeux in Hotel du Doyen

    Inside the magnificent mansion Hotel du Doyen, next to the cathedral Notre Dame in Bayeux, one of it's old handwork guildes still is alive in the conservatory...

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  • 20. See the House of Adam & Eve

    Immediately across the street from the West Facade of the Cathedral is a 16C wooden 3 level house with exposed wood beams and carved support brackets at each...

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  • 21. Descend to the Crypt

    The crypt was in use when the church was consecrated in 1077. Its short thick pillars and vaulting support the built-up choir that was added in 1230. The crypt...

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  • 22. Now See the South Transept

    Being antagonistic to the way things were developing in England, Norman Catholics made the murder of Thomas a Becket a cause celebre. When it became time to...

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  • 23. Admire the Cathedral's Romanesque Nave

    After the East end was finished, it was decided to vault the Nave (about 1250). This could easily be accomplished with the new Gothic technics and it offered a...

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  • 24. Examine the East End of the Cathedral

    After it was consecrated in 1077 the most immediate deficiency of the Cathedral was the absence of a liturgical area (East End). This was finally started in...

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  • 25. Bayeux cemetery, just outside of town

    Bayeux saw it's share in the fierce fightings in June 1944. When the D-day landings on the beaches finally were a success and the allied forces had a fixed...

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