Bayeux is a small town (population 16,000) in northern France within the region of Lower Normandy. Bayeux is best known for the remarkable Bayeux Tapestry that chronicles in visual form the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.

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Clos des Fleurs

Clos des Fleurs is a luxury self-catering property (gite) comprising a three bedroom house and optional three bedroom annex, 8km south of Bayeux and 25 mins from the beautiful Normandy coast. The secluded property features a beautiful walled garden, large rooms, open fires, comfy king size beds and plenty of room for entertaining inside or out

SLEEP   —  Juaye Mondaye

World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

The cemetery is the final resting place for 9,387 American military dead, most lost during the Normandy Invasion. A monument is inscribed with the names of 1,557 Americans whose remains were never found or identified. The memorial contains maps and narratives of the military operations in Normandy

OTHER   —  Map

Cimetière Militaire Allemand

La Cambe is a military war grave cemetery close to Bayeux. Presently containing in excess of 21,000 German military personnel of World War II, it is maintained and managed by the German War Graves Commission.

SEE   —  +33 2 31 227076 —  N13 , 61160

Chateau de l'Isle-Marie

Luxury B&B Chateau Hotel near Bayeux and D-Day Landing Beaches, recommended by Travel & leisure and Michelin Guide

SLEEP   —  +33 233213725 —  Normandy

Le Marsala - Pizzeria-Grill Restaurant

''rue des Cuisiniers, '' - great pizzas at a reasonable price, friendly service

EAT   —  +33 2 31 92 47 60 —  Map

Churchill Hotel

The provides 3 star accommodation with a friendly attentive management.

SLEEP   —  Map

Le Petit Bistrot

''2, rue du bienvenu, closed We, ''

EAT   —  +33 2 31 51 85 401 —  Map

About Bayeux

Bayeux is known for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux, while on June 6, 1944 the Allied D-Day (French: Jour-J) invasion force struck the D-Day beaches just north of the town. Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi occupation during the 1944 Battle of Normandy and survived almost completely unscathed. On 16 June 1944 General Charles de Gaulle made his first important speech on liberated French soil in Bayeux. The town hosts the largest British war cemetery in Normandy and is an excellent base for visiting the Normandy beaches.


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