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From our hotel in the town centre

Bayeux and its treasures at your doorstep!

People come to Bayeux for its tapestry and cathedral, and are treated to a charming little town that was miraculously saved from the fire of World War II. The capital of the Bessin district has a unique heritage, making it one of the most beautiful places in all Normandy. Our hotel in the town centre is the perfect place to stay to discover Bayeux on foot. This country town has a delightful atmosphere with bucolic promenades and gardens bustling with tweeting birds. The pedestrianised streets, the banks of the River Aure and the marked trails will offer hours of enjoyment where you can admire timber-frame houses (at the edge of Rue Saint-Martin and Rue des Cuisiniers is the oldest in all of the department of Calvados), paved courtyards, 18th century townhouses, as well as riverbanks lined with bridges and old mills in the old tanners’ quarter, close to the tourist information centre and hotel.

From our hotel in the town centre, you’ll also be able to go and see the Bayeux Tapestry, located a five-minute walk away at 13 bis Rue de Desmond. This tapestry, a work of art unlike any other in the world, is one of the most important and dazzling treasures of the Middle Ages, measuring 70 m wide and 50 cm tall. It tells the story of how William the Conqueror took the throne of England, from the events of 1064 to the climactic Battle of Hastings in 1066. It was created to decorate the nave of the cathedral, another iconic symbol of Bayeux. Its tall figure is a harmonious blend of Romanesque and Gothic architectural elements. A jewel of Norman architecture located in the heart of the preserved historic quarter just 4 minutes from the hotel, Bayeux cathedral was dedicated on July 14th 1077 by the Bishop Odon of Conteville in the presence of his illustrious brother, William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England.

Another site you won’t want to miss in Bayeux is the Memorial Museum. The gateway to the D-Day beaches and covering 2300 m², it provides an immersive experience transporting you to the heart of the Battle of Normandy, with a chronological trail relaying the events of summer 1944.