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12 Things to Do in Bayeux

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

Bayeux Overall Appeal ★★★★☆

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Town Center ★★★★☆ Walking Around Either Either
02 Bayeux Tapestry Museum ★★★★☆ Museum - History Audio Paid
03 Bayeux Cathedral ★★★☆☆ Cathedral Self Free
04 Battle of Normandy Museum ★★★☆☆ Museum - WWII Self Paid
05 Bayeux War Cemetery ★★★☆☆ Cemetery - WWII Self Free
06 MAHB ★★☆☆☆ Museum - Art Self Paid
07 Bayeux Public Garden ★☆☆☆☆ Park Self Free
08 Salomé Garden ★☆☆☆☆ Garden Self Free
09 St. Patrice Church ★☆☆☆☆ Church Self Free
10 Reporters Memorial ★☆☆☆☆ Memorial - Reporters Self Free
11 Conservatoire de la Dentelle ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - Lace Self Free
12 Bayeux Tourist Train ★☆☆☆☆ City Train Tour Tour Paid

01. Town Center

A bustling street in the center of Bayeux, lined with shops and half-timbered buildings, with people walking and cars parked along the road.

Appeal ★★★★☆
Type Walking Around

Visit Self or Tour
Cost Free or Paid

Bayeux’s Town Center is a charming blend of medieval architecture and modern amenities. Stroll through cobbled streets lined with boutique shops, cafes, and historical buildings.

Tour

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02. Bayeux Tapestry Museum

A long, detailed segment of the Bayeux Tapestry displayed in a museum, depicting historical scenes with descriptive text above.

Appeal ★★★★☆
Type History Museum

Visit Audioguided
Cost Paid

The Bayeux Tapestry Museum houses a famous 70-meter-long embroidered cloth depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. This UNESCO-listed piece provides a detailed insight into this major historical event of the 11th century, with audio explanations that enhance its appeal.

03. Bayeux Cathedral

The impressive Gothic architecture of Bayeux Cathedral, with its towering spires and detailed stonework, set against a clear blue sky.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Gothic Cathedral

Visit Self
Cost Free

Bayeux Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic building from 1077. Known for its tall spires and detailed carvings, the cathedral was the first home of the Bayeux Tapestry. It’s a key landmark and a great example of medieval architecture.

04. Battle of Normandy Museum

A military museum exhibit featuring a large armored vehicle with mannequins dressed in military uniforms, surrounded by various wartime artifacts and displays.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type WWII Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Battle of Normandy Museum gives a complete overview of the D-Day landings and the battle that followed. With military artifacts, personal stories, and multimedia displays, it offers a poignant look at one of World War II’s key events.

05. Bayeux War Cemetery

Rows of white headstones in a well-maintained cemetery, with green grass and trees in the background, honoring British soldiers.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type WWII Cemetery

Visit Self
Cost Free

Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in France from World War II. It honors the fallen soldiers with over 4,000 graves and a memorial inscribed with the names of those who have no known grave. The site is a place of reflection and remembrance.

06. MAHB

An art gallery room in the MAHB Museum featuring a variety of framed paintings on the walls, display cases with artifacts, and wooden parquet flooring.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Art Museum

Visit Self
Cost Paid

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Baron Gérard (MAHB) showcases a diverse collection of art, from medieval to contemporary, and local history artifacts. Housed in the former Bishop’s Palace, it connects the past and present of Bayeux.

07. Bayeux Public Garden

A large, sprawling tree with intricate, twisted branches in a green park, with blue sky visible through the branches.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Park

Visit Self
Cost Free

The main public park of the city, located away from the downtown area, is known for its immense and distinctive Weeping Beech tree.

08. Salomé Garden

A peaceful garden with green grass, shrubs, and a wooden bench, bordered by a stone wall and nearby buildings.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Garden

Visit Self
Cost Free

Salomé Garden is a small garden located in the heart of the town center.

09. St. Patrice Church

The interior of Saint Patrice Church with rows of wooden pews, a decorated altar, and ornate architectural details on the walls.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Church

Visit Self
Cost Free

St. Patrice Church in Bayeux is a historic church with a Renaissance-style tower and Gothic architectural elements.

10. Reporters Memorial

Stone pillars with engraved names set along a green, tree-lined path, part of the memorial honoring fallen journalists.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Memorial

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Reporters Memorial honors journalists who have died on the job since WWII. Located in a quiet park, it features steles with the names of over 2000 reporters from around the world.

11. Conservatoire de la Dentelle

A detailed close-up of lace-making tools and materials arranged in a workshop, showcasing the intricate craft of lace-making.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Lace Museum

Visit Self
Cost Free

The Conservatoire de la Dentelle keeps the art of lace-making alive, a traditional craft of Bayeux. Visitors can watch artisans at work and learn about the intricate techniques of lace-making.

12. Bayeux Tourist Train

A charming white and gold tourist train with passengers on board, parked on a cobblestone street in Bayeux with buildings in the background.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type City Train Tour

Visit Tour
Cost Paid

The Bayeux Tourist Train offers a fun and easy way to see the city. It takes you on a guided tour through Bayeux’s historic streets, passing key landmarks and attractions.

Tour

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