Although the city of Bayeux isn’t big, it is famous for having been the first liberalized city of Europe during World War II on the 7th June of 1944.
What to seeBattle of Normandy Memorial museum
As we said, the city isn’t that big. However, it has a lot to offer. According to the recent history that took part in the region, Bayeux is home of the most important museums of the Normandy battle and, in fact, of the Second World War. We are talking about the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum.Tapestry Museum
The museum provides a manageable overview of the Second World War battle of Normandy. Maps and timelines will provide you of enough information to make your visit an experience. In addition, you will be able to see part of the German Atlantic Wall and will discover why the Allies choosed Normandy for the battle.
Also, the city offers another great piece of history: The Tapestry Museum. It is the main reason to come to Bayeux since the tapestry tells you the story of William the Conqueror who invaded England in 1066! Carpets, models, mannequins and even a movie will make your visit a great experience.
Even though Bayeux is a small town, its lively and easygoing atmosphere is worth a visit. In fact, a prominent building to see is the Bayeux Cathedral, as big as the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, is the monument that dominates the city. You will see that the two towers have a perfect combinated Romanesque and Gothic style.
How to experienceBayeux Cathedral
The two museums we have talked about are worth visiting. The Battle Of Normandy Memorial will allow you to discover the Allies and Germans’ strategies in the battle for Europe. The museum offers an interactive self-guided tour and it is opened from 10 am to 6 pm.
Focused in the Middle Ages of Normandy history, the museum of Tapestry offers an audio guided tour where you will be able to interact with the main expositions.
Finally, the Bayeux Cathedral is free and it is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Remember that the building will be illuminated once the sky gets dark, you cannot miss the beautiful night lights of Bayeux!