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Why Go on Bayeux Tours in France

Located in northwestern France, Bayeux is the gem of Normandy you should not miss the chance to discover. With numerous architectural monuments across the city, sites representing occurrences in the past, and picturesque sceneries, it is beloved by tourists as much as locals. Its eventful history is undoubtedly one worth exploring and delving into; therefore, numerous war-themed museums are a must on your Bayeux tour.

Begin it by visiting the renown Bayeux Tapestry Museum. The hand-stitched embroidery depicts the Norman conquest of England in great detail with all of the images created using colorful wool yarn. It is believed that the impressive tapestry is over 9 centuries old, however, the 68-meter long work of art is really well-preserved and the pictures are very clear still. As a matter of fact, UNESCO classified it as a "Memory of the World"!

One more site retracing the history of wars in the area is The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Get to know more about the battle that took place in 1944 and study the unique collection of ammunition, uniforms, vehicles, and photographs exhibited in the museum. After exploring the history behind the Battle of Normandy, make your way to the Commonwealth War Cemetery nearby, the resting place of approximately 4,500 casualties of the Second World War. Another significant stop of any Bayeux itinerary is the Bayeux Memorial. Situated opposite the cemetery it commemorates over 1,800 casualties with no known graves.

After getting acquainted with the history and impact of war in the city, continue your Bayeux travel to the Baron Gerard Museum to admire the European art. Along with the artwork of some of the most famous French painters, you will have the opportunity to marvel at a collection of Bayeux porcelain and lace, numerous archeological exhibits and more. If nature is something you enjoy, make sure to visit the Botanical Gardens as well, dating back to the 19th century.

Bayeux is a place like no other, with a rich history and numerous points of interest, making it a great choice for some active exploring. You will be amazed at how much this rather small city has to offer.

Best Things to Do in Bayeux, France

  • Visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum
  • Explore The Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy
  • Stroll the cobblestone Bayeux old town
 

What is not to be missed during Bayeux travel is the picturesque old town crossed by the Aure River. Authentic old buildings lined up by the water make up for a truly scenic landscape and some great pictures as well! So make sure to get your camera ready and don't forget to walk by for the historic waterwheel, which has now become one of the landmarks of the city.

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