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Bayeux
The northern French town of Bayeux is best known for the eponymous tapestry that depicts the 11th-century Norman Conquest. You can see it, of course, on display at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. The cloth’s original home was the Bayeux Cathedral, which still towers over the area, looking a bit like a Gothic wedding cake. Inside you’ll find beautifully detailed murals and haunting crypts. Bayeux makes an excellent jumping off point to tour nearby historic WWII sites.

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British War Cemetery
British War Cemetery
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Bayeux Tapestry Museum
Bayeux Tapestry Museum
This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums; Monuments/ Statues; Art Museums; History Museums
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux
Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century... more Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century after the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066, ties with England were strong. You'll see a reference to the turbulent past above the south transept portal where sculpted scenes show the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England. The Bayeux Tapestry was kept here from the 11th to the 18th centuries, probably displayed for the first time on the day the cathedral was consecrated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror. less
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Museum of the Battle of Normandy
Museum of the Battle of Normandy
A precise account of the Battle of Normandy.
Attraction type: History Museums; Military Museums; Monuments/ Statues; Historic Sites
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Musee Baron Gerard
Musee Baron Gerard
Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in Europe, from Archeology to Modern Art.-600 pieces of art... more Owner description: In the heart of the Episcopal palace of Bayeux, the MAHB reopened in 2013, provides a journey through history of art in Europe, from Archeology to Modern Art.-600 pieces of art with Impressionnist masterpiece of Gustave Caillebotte and Eugene Boudin-1000 pieces of Bayeux porcelain and lace-800 archeological and ethnographic pieces less
Attraction type: History Museums; Art Museums
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La Rapiere
La Rapiere
Ranked #1 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price: USD 24 - 82
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours, Dessert
Le Volet qui Penche
Le Volet qui Penche
Ranked #2 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price: USD 12 - 24
Cuisines: Bistro, Winery
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
L'Angle Saint Laurent
L'Angle Saint Laurent
Ranked #3 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price: USD 33 - 59
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
L'Alchimie Restaurant
L'Alchimie Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price: USD 16 - 59
Good for: Business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Le Moulin De La Galette
Le Moulin De La Galette
Ranked #5 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price: USD 10 - 30
Cuisines: Creperie
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Ibis Budget Bayeux
2.0 of 5
Ibis Budget Bayeux
USD 64 - 94 (EUR 47 - 69)
Ranked #6 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
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La Grande Maison
La Grande Maison
USD 68 (EUR 50)
Ranked #21 of 27 Bayeux B&B and Inns
Manoir du Carel
Manoir du Carel
USD 63 - 124 (EUR 46 - 91)
Ranked #15 of 22 hotels in Bayeux

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

La Tour Louise
La Tour Louise
USD 89 - 134
Ranked #2 of 27 Bayeux B&B and Inns
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Hotel Particulier Poppa
Hotel Particulier Poppa
USD 122 - 218 (EUR 90 - 160)
Ranked #5 of 27 Bayeux B&B and Inns

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Chateau de Damigny
Chateau de Damigny
USD 116 - 118 (EUR 85 - 87)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Chateau de Bellefontaine
4.0 of 5
Hotel Chateau de Bellefontaine
USD 138 - 355
Ranked #7 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
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Novotel Bayeux
4.0 of 5
Novotel Bayeux
USD 120 - 239 (EUR 88 - 176)
Ranked #9 of 22 hotels in Bayeux
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