Things to do in Bayeux

Bayeux – home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux is a small commune in Normandy, northwestern France. It has become a major tourist attraction and holiday destination mainly because of the Bayeux Tapestry and the city’s rich history, but that’s not all the town has to offer. When visiting this charming city you can also visit the beautiful cathedral, museums, camping sites, and restaurants , all accompanied by a charming village atmosphere filled with age old stonework and welcoming residents.


Things to do in Bayeux

Here’s some activities and things to do in Bayeux that you won’t want to miss out on while visiting this charming and historic place.


Bayeux Tapestry Museum

The famous Bayeux Tapestry resides in the Tapestry Museum, which is a monument to the Battle of Normandy. This tapestry is woven in wool and depicts the epic Norman Conquest of England.


Bayeux Cathedral

The Bayeux Cathedral is also an important landmark and tourist attraction in the city, both for its interior and exterior beauty and charm.



In addition to excellent hotels and restaurants, the city is also a great spot for camping. Spend the night under the stars and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.


War Cemetery & D-day Beaches

Another important landmark is the Bayeux War Cemetery, a memorial for those who died in World War II.

Be sure to visit the D-day beaches outside the city, but check the bus schedule ahead of time because some buses don’t operate during bad weather.



Accommodations near famous attractions are readily available, some within a ten minute walk to the train station. Hotel prices vary, but the city offers many options that will surely fit any budget.


When to go to Bayeux

Weather in Bayeux is temperate and its proximity to the sea makes the temperatures more pleasant. Bayeux also receives a fair amount of rain throughout the year, helping to keep the landscape green and lush. A great time to visit the city is during the summer season because it doesn’t get as warm in Bayeux as anywhere else in France. Because of this, the city has been a favorite destination among bikers in summer.






Things to do in Bayeux

Bayeux Facts

Population13 478
AirportCarpiquet, France (CFR)

Bayeux average temperatures

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Golf in Bayeux

No matter if you're a history buff or a movie buff, the city of Bayeux attracts people every year with the promise of a walk down memory lane, where travelers can experience the place where the allied troops began their offensive against the Germans during World War II. On Golf de Bayeux Omaha Beach, you can get a scenic view of the area as well as enjoy a great round of golf on one of the three 9 hole courses. If you are still looking for more after that, you can head a couple of miles east to the Golf de Caen and play on a great 18 hole course.

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