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BAYEUX CITY OF ART AND HISTORY

A small town full of charm, liberated in the early hours of the Allied landing of 6 June 1944, Bayeux boasts a history and heritage of rare richness.
You have no doubt heard of his famous Tapestry, a masterpiece from the Middle Ages, embroidered to the glory of William the Conqueror and classified as a world memory by UNESCO.
Proudly erected, the cathedral Notre-Dame, dedicated in 1077 in the presence of the Duke King, majestically watches over the surrounding countryside and the nearby coastline.
It is said that it was to decorate the nave of the cathedral that Odon had the Bayeux Tapestry embroidered, a masterpiece of the Middle Ages.
Around the cathedral, the historic centre, entirely spared in 1944, boasts a rich heritage of wooden-framed houses, manor houses and private mansions.
Take pleasure in strolling through the cobbled streets of the Episcopal City or discover the history and secrets of the Cathedral and Old Bayeux through guided tours!
http://bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com/en/visiteguidee/the-cathedral-of-bayeux/
This pretty medieval city, at the gates of the Beaches du Débarquement, can also be discovered through its museums.
The magnificent MAHB, situated in the heart of an episcopal palace (11th – 16th century), is a true invitation to travel through the history of European art, from archaeology to modern art.
http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/mahb_en.html
The famous Bayeux Tapestry is no longer presented, which in 2016 passed the 14 million visitors mark!
This 70m long fresco invites you to discover the conquest of the throne of England by William the Conqueror, from 1064 until the end of the Battle of Hastings.
http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/la_tapisserie_de_bayeux_en.html
And as a reminder of history, the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum immerses you in the heart of the Battle of Normandy, from the beginnings of the landings to August 29,1944.
http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/bataille_de_normandie.html

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