Bayeux Liberty Tree in Normandy

The Bayeux Liberty Tree is a sound and light show that takes place every July and August. Visitors flock to Place de la Liberté as dusk falls to enjoy the evening spectacle. This year the son et lumière display is being shown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Place de la Liberté is right next […]

Top 3 Normandy Museums

There are plenty of museums to choose from in Normandy so I’ve selected my top three. They’re perfect for museum buffs or for a rainy day activity. The three museums are in Cherbourg, Caen and Bayeux. https://www.normandygiteholidays.com/wp-admin/plugins.php Cité de la Mer Cherbourg is much more than a Normandy arrival and departure port for ferries. There […]

Visiting The Bayeux Tapestry

For tourists visiting the Bayeux tapestry, this guide gives you all the information you need. It is most definitely worth a visit and should be on your Bayeux bucket list. It’s probably what visitors associate the most with Bayeux. The tapestry is, in fact, an embroidery completed in the 1070s. The detail of the stitching […]

Visiting The Bayeux War Cemetery and Memorial

The Bayeux War Cemetery and Memorial honours almost 6500 soldiers Second World War. It’s the largest cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France. The cemetery contains 4,648 burials, mostly of the Invasion of Normandy. Opposite the cemetery stands the Bayeux Memorial which commemorates more than 1,800 casualties of the Commonwealth forces who died in Normandy and […]

Son Et Lumière Show in Bayeux

Throughout December and into early January 2019 two of Bayeux’s most iconic tourist attractions will be combined in one stunning spectacle. The Bayeux Cathedral will host a ‘son et lumière’ show (light and sound) featuring projections of the tapestry onto the cathedral walls. An historical narrative will also form part of the show. Between 1st […]

A Guide To The Bayeux Tapestry

A Guide To The Bayeux Tapestry The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth measuring nearly 70 metres long and 50 cm high which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Characters include  William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, (later King of England), and culminates in the Battle of […]

Take A Guided Tour of Bayeux Cathedral

The cathedral at Bayeux is simply stunning. If you want to take  a tour you can join a paid visit via the tourist office, wander round for free on your own or purchase an information guide from the tourist office. Information about the tours are available here http://bayeux-bessin-tourisme.com/en/visiteguidee/the-cathedral-of-bayeux/ The information guide is by François Neveux and […]