Bayeux is a medieval city close by the D-Day landings beaches. Its international reputation is due to its exquisite cathedral and the famous Tapestry, listed by UNESCO. Both celebrate the life and times of William the Conqueror. Each year, on the first weekend in July, the Bayeux Medieval festival is a landmark event in the town. Bayeux was miraculously spared by bombing in June 1944. It was the first city in mainland France to be liberated and is home to the biggest British war cemetery in Normandy.
NOVEMBER > MARCH
9.30am > 12.30pm / 2pm > 5.30pm
APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER
10am > 1pm / 2pm > 6pm
JULY & AUGUST
9am > 7pm
Open all year except December 25 and January 1