Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.
Bayeux is a fantastic beautiful Roman city in Normandy, France. It suffered very little damage during World War II, despite the heavy fighting going on around it. A beautiful Cathedral is based in the center. The river Aure flows through Bayeux and offers panoramic views.
How to get there
Bayeux is located in Normandy near Caen en the D-Day landing beaches. It has a train station but is best reached by car. By train it will take you about 15 – 20 minutes from Caen and costs 6.80 EUR. We arrived by car, slept in a beautiful castle and spent the next day exploring the D-Day sights.
What to do
– Bayeux is probably best known for the Bayeux Tapestry, a Unesco World Heritage site, which has its origins in the 1070’s. It depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, and can be seen in a museum in the city center.
– As mentioned before, Bayeux is located near the D-Day landing beaches, so go exploring. There are multiple memorials and cemeteries. More on that in Normandy: a 3-day road trip through history.
– Wonder around the Roman city center, surprisingly intact despite heavy fighting around Bayeux during Word War II. Don’t forget to visit the Cathedral.
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