Your private guide will meet you at your Normandy hotel and you will discover the beautiful town of Bayeux and the marvelous Tapestry Museum.
Bayeux was the first town to be liberated by the Allies in 1944 and was fortunate to escape war damage. Today, an attractive cluster of 15th-19th century buildings remain around its central main streets, rue St Martin and rue St Jean. Above the town rise the spires and domes lantern tower of the Gothic Cathedral Notre Dame. Beneath its interior is an 11th century crypt decorated with restored 15th century frescoes of angels playing musical instruments. The original Romanesque church that stood here was consecrated in 1077, and it is likely that Bayeux’s famous tapestry was commissioned for this occasion by one of its key characters, Bishop Odo.
Bayeux Tapestry Museum is home to the world’s most famous woven wonder. In the 11th century, millions of wool threads attached to a linen canvas and covering an area 230 feet long by 19.5 inches wide, recreated the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy. Viking ships, Norman and Saxon cavalries, and a host of legendary animals are all used to tell the heroic story. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage, the Bayeux Tapestry is listed as a “memory of the world.”
This tour can be a Full Day or Half Day tour and can be with a driver or as a walking tour. All tours are customized to your wishes within the time allowed.