Your Essential Travel Guide To Bayeux

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Most famous for the eponymous tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest of the UK in the 11th century, Bayeux is a town situated in Normandy, named the most desirable region in Europe. This unforgettable town boasts both medieval relics and breath-taking World War II landmarks that have stood the test of time!

From ramparts and abbeys dating back centuries to its impeccably preserved Old Town full of classic French charm, Bayeux has something for history buffs and adventurers alike without ever feeling overwhelmed with tourists. So come explore this remarkable corner of Europe steeped in culture and tradition unlike any other! Plan your perfect adventure with the help of GetYourGuide.

Bayeux Cathedral

What to see in Bayeux?

Bayeux’s main attraction is the famous tapestry which shows William the Conqueror’s conquest of England in 1066 and includes the infamous image of King Harold Godwin taking an arrow to the eye. The full tapestry is around 70 metres long and 50 centimetres high, weighing close to 350kg. The tapestry was listed as a ‘Memory of the World’ by UNESCO in 2007.

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Bayeux was arguably the original home of the tapestry. The cathedral also depicts the assassination of English archbishop Thomas à Becket in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170, following his courageous opposition to King Henry II's attempts to control the church.

Discover iconic World War II locations at the Battle of Normandy Museum, or take an informative guided tour through D-Day Beaches. For nature lovers, marvel at more than 150 years of botanical beauty with a visit to spectacular 1864 Botanical Gardens.

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