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Bayeux is one of the must see destinations for anyone planning a trip to Normandy. Home of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman Invasion of England in 1066, it could be said that this small town is where modern English history began, so it’s an essential part of our cultural heritage.

Housed in the Cathedral Notre Dame, located in Bayeux’s medieval town centre, the tapestry is over 270 feet long and contains almost 50 different scenes and 632 human figures, 202 horse, 55 dogs, 505 unnamed mythical creatures, 37 buildings, 41 ships, 49 trees and 2000 Latin letters.

The town itself is a traditional Norman market town that was lucky to escape the damage done to its neighbours during the D-Day Invasions, which took place just along the coast. The British war Cemetery in Bayeux provides a salient reminder of the sacrifices made by those many thousands of young men.


Fact File:

  Culinary specialities Scallops, oysters, cider, calvados, camembert
  Nearest P&O portCalais
  Famous residentSaint Vigor
  Historical factThe war cemetery is the largest British cemetery from the Second World War in France.
  Average temperaturesWinter 12C / Summer 22C