Day trip to Bayeux
Your stay in Caen will take you as far as Bayeux, at the gateway to the D-Day landing beaches
One day is not a long time! Here are our top 3 must-sees during your stay in Bayeux.
The Bayeux Tapestry Museum
For history buffs, a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum is a must.
Trace the conquest of England by William the Conqueror through the embroidery of woollen threads on linen canvas.
Divided into several scenes like a comic strip of yesteryear, the highlighting of the characters of the period will allow you to better understand the past.
Written and visual explanations will help you to understand the different parts of the tapestry.
You can also admire everyday objects from the 11th century.
The Bayeux Museum also includes a visit to two other museums: the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum and the Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History.
Take advantage of being in the heart of the old town of Bayeux to visit its legendary cathedral.
The Catholic building is in Gothic style, although its construction began in Romanesque times.
This gigantic monument is as impressive for its size as for its history. Indeed, the Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered to decorate the nave of the cathedral.
A serene and calm atmosphere can be felt as soon as you enter the cathedral. Every detail is important: the organ, the crypt, the ornamentation... Depending on the time of year, the cathedral's facade is illuminated to the delight of visitors.
The Battle of Normandy Museum
Immerse yourself in the Battle of Normandy from 7 June to 29 August 1944 during this visit.
According to a precise chronology, discover in detail the exhibition of the military operations of this battle. Cars, soldiers' uniforms, war objects... will take you back in time as if you were there.
In addition, a twenty-minute archive film shows you images of the experiences of the French and British troops.
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