Normandy: a trip that will take you back to WWII. Book your spot to discover the secrets of the famous places.
Where to go
France’s northern region of Normandy is home to the medieval town of Bayeux. Brimming with history from the Norman conquest of England in the Battle of Hastings, remnants of WWII and the D-Day Landing Beaches, history enthusiasts will have lots to discover! The UNESCO-listed tapestry is one of the top attractions in Bayeux, and there are many museums and monuments to take you back in time. Take a walk along the tranquil cobbled streets lined with flowers, pretty views of the River Aure and Medieval buildings in the Old Town. You won’t be bored visiting Bayeux.
Top three things to do in Bayeux
1. Enjoy the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Town
The Bayeux Cathedral towers above the city at the heart of the medieval old town with its beautiful 95-meter spires. Its Norman Romanesqe and Gothic architecture has survived over 900 years of history. Continue exploring the old town’s medieval buildings, old stone houses and canals with pretty waterwheels over the River Aure that flows through.
2. See the intricate details of the Bayeux Tappestry
A visit to Bayeux wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Bayeux Tapestry Museum! See the story of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 come to life in the 70-meter long tapestry. You can learn more about Bayeux’s history at the Memorial Museum and the Baron Gérard Museum of Art of History.
3. Retrace the steps of D-Day troops
Bayeux is the perfect base for all history enthusiasts to explore the D-Day landing beaches. The top five beaches include Omaha, Juno, Utah, Gold and Sword Beach. Step back in time and pay respect to the soldiers at the Bayeux War Cemetery, the largest in France with around 4,500 graves in memory of the brave men that fought.