Welcome to Bayeux

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  • Notre-Dame cathedral

    Situated in the heart of the medieval city, the Bayeux cathedral is a gem of Norman architecture, remarkably well preserved. Dedicated in the presence of William the Conqueror in 1077, it was later extended in the Gothic style.

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  • The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy

    The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy presents in chronological order, day by day, the issues and events of the Battle, through theme areas, archive footage, military equipment and various objects. 

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  • The Bayeux Tapestry

    Each year visitors from around the world come to the museum to admire this key work of the Middle Ages. Listed “World Heritage” by UNESCO, the 70 metres long Tapestry recounts the Conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy.

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  • The botanical garden

    The botanical garden of Bayeux (listed Historical Monument) is one of the most remarkable 19th century landscaped parks in Normandy. A trail invites visitors to discover the botanical treasures in this park created by the B├╝hler brothers.

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  • The british military cemetery

    Bayeux is home to the largest British military cemetery in France. Some 4 000 British soldiers who fell during the Second World War rest there, beside soldiers of many other nationalities.

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  • The old town

    The medieval city of Bayeux boasts a rich architectural heritage. Beside the cathedral in the Romanesque and Gothic styles, Bayeux retains beautifully preserved timer-framed houses, mansions flanked with towers, vast town houses and elegant private residences. 

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  • The Baron Gerard Art and History Museum

    Embark on a cultural journey through the history of European art! The rich collections of the MAHB -  including works from the prehistoric era to modern times - are housed in the former bishop’s palace.   

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  • The banks of the river Aure

    The trail along the Aure offers pedestrians and cyclists a relaxing pause and the opportunity to get a closer look at old restored mills and wash houses. A chance also to admire from another angle Bayeux’s rich heritage including the cathedral.

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