Visit the Bayeux Cathedral in Normandy

Relief of Harold Swearing an Oath in Bayeux Cathedral

Notre Dame de Bayeux is an interesting Gothic cathedral with an 11th-century Norman-Romanesque core dating from the times of William the Conqueror. The Romanesque-Gothic cathedral of Bayeux is not the oldest, largest, or most impressive cathedral in France but it has a beautiful interior and a history that makes it well worth seeing. Most of … Read more

See the Bayeux Tapestry and Museum in Normandy

Harold Dead in the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the greatest medieval artworks. It depicts the story of Harold, William the Conqueror, and the Norman conquest of England in 1066. One of the greatest artworks of the Middle Ages is the Bayeux Tapestry. This 70-m long embroidered cloth is a political statement par excellence. It tells the story … Read more

Visit the German Battery at Longues-sur-Mer in Normandy

German Gun at Longues-sur-Mer

The Batterie allemande near Bayeux in Normandy is a well-preserved German coastal defense battery with four guns used on D-Day still in place. Longues-sur-Mer on the coast of Normandy near Arromanches and Bayeux has the only German coastal defense battery classified as an historic monument on the D-Day landing beaches. The British and French navies … Read more

Visit La Pointe du Hoc in Normandy

La Pointe du Hoc in Normandy

The capture of Pointe du Hoc by US Rangers was one of the most heroic acts on D-Day. The bomb-scarred terrain and battery are open to visitors. The cliff top German gun battery at Pointe du Hoc was one of the prime Allied targets at the start of D-Day on June 6, 1944. US Rangers … Read more

Visit the Bayeux War Cemetery with British and Commonwealth Graves

Headstones of British Graves in the Bayeux War Cemetery

The Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in the Normandy is the largest Second World War British military cemetery in France. The Bayeux War Cemetery, with the graves of nearly 5,000 soldiers, is the largest Second World War cemetery of British war casualties in France. The cemetery has the graves of nearly 4,000 British soldiers … Read more

Visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

Headstones in the Normandy American Cemetery

The US Military Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer above Omaha Beach is the largest allied war cemetery in Normandy, France. The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer in France is with 9,387 graves the largest of the allied military cemeteries in Normandy. The memorial site overlooks Omaha landing beach where so many soldiers died on D-Day. … Read more

See the Arromanches 360° Movie and Mulberry Harbor

Arromanches 360° Cinema in Normandy

The Arromanches 360° cinema is a popular introduction to touring the D-Day landing beaches. The belvedere gives excellent free views of the Mulberries. The Arromanches 360° Cinéma Circulaire is a circular cinema showing archive footage from the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy that followed. It is not a museum and visitors will learn … Read more

Hotel Review Novotel Bayeux with Swimming Pool

Bayeux Novotel Hotel

The Novotel Bayeux is a comfortable family-friendly midscale hotel with bedrooms sleeping up to four, a swimming pool and easy access to D-Day sights. The Novotel Bayeux is a midscale, four-star hotel on the outskirts of the old town of Bayeux in Normandy. This typical business style hotel is also well suited for leisure travelers … Read more