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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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Bayeux Tapestry Museum
Bayeux Tapestry Museum
Owner description: 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.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World... more Owner description: 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.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums; Monuments & Statues; Art Museums; History Museums
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British War Cemetery
British War Cemetery
Owner description: The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is... more Owner description: The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August. less
Attraction type: Cemeteries
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Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral
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
Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings... more Owner description: Situated near the British Military Cemetery of Bayeux, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy narrates the battles which took place in Normandy after the D-Day landings, between 7th June and 29th August 1944. The collections of military equipment, the diorama and the archival films allow the visitor to grasp the enormous effort made during this decisive battle in order to restore peace in Europe. less
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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Au Ptit Bistrot
Au Ptit Bistrot
Ranked #1 of 86 Restaurants in Bayeux
Cuisines: French
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
La Rapiere
La Rapiere
Ranked #2 of 86 Restaurants in Bayeux
Price: US$ 20 - US$ 67
Cuisines: French
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
L'Angle Saint Laurent
L'Angle Saint Laurent
Ranked #3 of 86 Restaurants in Bayeux
Price: US$ 33 - US$ 59
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
L'Alchimie Restaurant
L'Alchimie Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 86 Restaurants in Bayeux
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 59
Cuisines: French
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Le Moulin De La Galette
Le Moulin De La Galette
Ranked #5 of 86 Restaurants in Bayeux
Price: US$ 11 - US$ 33
Cuisines: French
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Reine Mathilde
2.0 of 5
Hotel Reine Mathilde
US$ 54 - US$ 93 (€ 48 - € 83)
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Bayeux
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Hotel Le Bayeux
3.0 of 5
Hotel Le Bayeux
US$ 54 - US$ 195 (€ 48 - € 175)
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Bayeux
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Ibis Budget Bayeux
2.0 of 5
Ibis Budget Bayeux
US$ 41 - US$ 69 (€ 37 - € 62)
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Bayeux
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Particulier Poppa
Hotel Particulier Poppa
US$ 100 - US$ 178 (€ 90 - € 160)
Ranked #2 of 32 Bayeux B&B and Inns
Le Petit Matin
Le Petit Matin
US$ 93 - US$ 133 (€ 83 - € 119)
Ranked #5 of 32 Bayeux B&B and Inns
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Chateau de Damigny
Chateau de Damigny
US$ 95 - US$ 99 (€ 85 - € 89)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Chateau De Bellefontaine
4.0 of 5
Hotel Chateau De Bellefontaine
US$ 73 - US$ 216
Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Bayeux
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Novotel Bayeux
4.0 of 5
Novotel Bayeux
US$ 88 - US$ 147 (€ 79 - € 132)
Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Bayeux
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