Bayeux - Medieval Festival

Let’s celebrate the Bayeux Medieval Festival!

Go back in time and relive the times of the castles and Dukes of Normandy with the Medieval Bayeux! For this 31st edition, the Medieval Festival begins on June 29 with a magical night show!


From June 29th to July 2nd, Bayeux takes its finest attire for its 31st Medieval! An edition that notably honors the medieval bestiary.


> Discover the full programme on the dedicated page of the Medieval festival

Bayeux - Summer shows

Rendez-vous à la cathédrale, from July 11 to August 26!

Four new scenes to discover!


Planted in 1797, the Tree of Liberty stands proudly at the centre of the Place de la Liberté, which, for the occasion, becomes a theatre in the heart of the medieval city. The 360° film is projected onto the trunk and branches of the tree, recounting 10 stories of life and liberty!


This year, four new scenes, centered around the tree and life, will be discovered! The tree of the origins (Big Bang), the mechanics of the tree and the seasons, the tree "music box" with all the life that it encloses (birds, foliage...) and the tree night owl...


A spectacular voyage into the heart of Life and Liberty!

From July 11 to August 26, 2017

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays


> Visit the dedicated page of our website

Bayeux - Guided tours

Guided tours of the cathedral and the old Bayeux

During Summer, guided tours are proposed in Bayeux from Monday to Friday:

- from July 3 to September 1, mornings and afternoons;

- from September 4 to 15, afternoons only.


Discover the old town and the cathedral, thanks to the knowledgeable Claire Merlier, guide at the Bayeux tourist office!


Bayeux Cathedral

During the tour, privileged access to the treasure room and the chapter house, usually closed to the public. Discover the history and the life of the Cathedral, the splendid Cavaillé-Coll organ, the crypt, the Dean's portal...

Practical informations: departures at 10.00AM & 2.15PM

(departure from the Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour - Restricted access up to 17 people)


Old Bayeux

Around the Cathedral, the historic centre, untouched during the events of 1944 and distinguished as a preserved area, offers a rich heritage comprising timber-framed houses, manors and townhouses.

Practical informations: departures at 11.15AM & 3.30PM

(departure from the Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour 30)


Tickets available onsite or at the tourist office of Bayeux (Pont Saint-Jean - See the opening hours)

Prices: Adult: 5€ / 11 to 17: 3€ / Free under 10

> Practical informations and prices

Bayeux - Museums

They travel: the works of the Bayeux museums…

They travel, export in Normandy, France and sometimes even the world... These are the collections of the Bayeux museums! Lace pieces, oils on canvas, ceramics and earthenware... Short overview of the next loans from Bayeux Museum to its Norman and French counterparts.


► The Museum of Fine Arts and Lace in Alençon will host The Headband, a piece of lace made in 2010 by Myriam GOUYE, manager of the MAHB collections, for the exhibition "Artisans artists, the MOF* in Lace" (*Meilleur Ouvrier de France) from July 10 to November 5, 2017.


► The two oil on canvas Rue du Caire by Louis Claude Mouchot and Oriental Head, portrait of Namouni of Cairo, by Charles Théodore Frère, as well as an Egyptian-decorated ceramic pot holder, will join the temporary exhibition "Voyages In Egypt, Normans in the country of the pharaohs in the 19th century", proposed at the Museum of Normandy in Caen from 23 June 2017 to 7 January 2018.


► The famous Portraits à la campagne by Gustave Caillebotte, will be lent as of mid-June to the Caillebotte Property in Yerres (91) as part of the rehabilitation of Casin, former residence of the artist's family. Return of the work in August to Bayeux.


► Laurent Abaquesne's La Chevrette faience piece, will join the exhibition "Masséot Abaquesne, entrepreneur and Renaissance artist" at the Musée national Adrien Dubouché in Limoges, until September 25, 2017.


Moving works are also the life of our museums!

Bayeux - Campsite

A new website for the Bayeux campsite!

The municipal campsite "Les Bords de l'Aure" in Bayeux has released its new website!

Adapted to mobile media and available in French and English, this new tool is both modern and attractive.


To book your stay, go to


The campsite is open from April 1st to October 1st, 2017


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