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Bayeux

One can make their tour to Caen interesting by going on a short excursion from Caen to Bayeux. Bayeux is a small town and commune in Normandy in the northwestern part of France.
Bayeux
Bayeux is noted for the fact that it houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, which is one of the oldest and complete tapestries in the world. Bayeux is the chief-town in the arrondissement and the canton of Bayeux. Bayeux is located between Caen on the east and the Cotentin Peninsula on the west. The River Aure flows through Bayeux. The scenic views of and around the River Aure can be best experienced from the banks of the river.

While in Bayeux one must make it a point to visit the largest British war cemetery in Normandy, which is present here. Bayeux Cathedral is a major tourist attraction, which is situated near the Centre Guillaume le Conquerant Bayeux. British and French tourists visit this cathedral to see the Bayeux tapestry, which was made to commemorate the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. It is believed that the tapestry was woven in England and is displayed in a museum. The large Norman-Romanesque Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux is another center of tourist attraction in Bayeux. This cathedral was consecrated in the year 1077 and is said to be the original home of the tapestry.


The Bayeux Tapestry is a 50 cm by 70 m long embroidered cloth. The tapestry is designed in a way that explains the events that led to the 1066 Norman invasion of England as well as the events of the invasion. The comments on the Tapestry are in Latin. It is presently exhibited in a special museum in Bayeux in France in Europe.

A visit to Bayeux not only makes the tour to Caen exciting but also gives the tourists a chance to get a deeper insight into the historical events that took place in and around the town.