Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Bayeux and its surroundings
Why not start your holiday to historic Bayeux with a walk along the banks of the river Aure before spending some time in the Liberators Museum Normandy 1944, which houses a unique collection of items used during the famous Battle of Normandy. Admire the coastal defence battery of Longues-sur-Mer before spending some time in the British military cemetery. Visit the Port-en-Bessin cultural centre before taking a boat to the site of the infamous D-Day landings. Also head to the beautiful Balleroy Castle, which influenced other great architectural works such as the Palace of Versailles, and the quirky Balloon museum which is attached.
Take in the stunning sight of the Saint-Martin de Mondaye abbey before moving on to the Mining Museum. Why not relax in the tranquil Château de Brécy gardens? Take in some of Bayeux’s gastronomic delights with a tour of an oyster farm or a caramel factory. Sample some of the region’s best cider or take your pick of the town’s daily markets, serving delicious, fresh produce. Take in the stunning views that a hot-air balloon ride offers or try your hand at paragliding, if you dare. Let yourself be surprised by what Bayeux has to offer – the Campanile Bayeux hotel will happily be your host.
American Military Cemetery at Omaha Beach, visit
Date: All year long
Omaha Beach, Normandy landing beach in Colleville sur Mer, visit