This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bayeux.
Bayeux, Normandy, France, is a town in the Calvados department in Normandy, in the northwest of France. It is located around ten kilometres from the coastline. International airports are nearby. Check out the flights from Caen, Nantes, or Paris. Bayeux is part of the national train network and therefore easy to reach.
The town, with a population of roughly fourteen thousand, is a historically important town due to two invasions from the other side of the Channel. In the eleventh century, the conquest of England, the so-called Norman Conquest, started from there. Back then, William the Conqueror led a multinational army to invade and conquer England. During World War II, just north of the town, the famous D-Day took place. The Allied landing operations were largest seaborne invasion in history and very important to finally defeat the Nazi regime.
The supply of hotels is high. Depending on your budget, you can find hotels ranging from one to five stars. Most places are situated right in the centre of Bayeux. If you prefer the typical backpacker style, you can also find options for a Bayeux, Normandy, France hostel in the town. However, your Bayeux, Normandy, France hostel is not a party place; the accommodation focuses on families and a relaxing atmosphere. Obviously, your Bayeux, Normandy, France hostel welcomes solo travelers, as well.
One of the biggest treasures in the region is the so-called Bayeux Tapestry. This historical item depicts the events leading up to the famous Norman conquest of England in the eleventh century. According to the legend, the tapestry was made by William the Conqueror's wife; however, it is much more likely that the tapestry was woven and designed in England. You can visit the museum dedicated to the tapestry from Monday to Sunday all year round. The town boasts additional worth seeing museums such as the Museum of the Battle of Normandy and Museum Baron Gérard. The Bayeux Cathedral towers over the entire town and was originally built in the eleventh century. Heavily damaged in the twelfth century, the cathedral was rebuilt in a Gothic style. Culture and architecture lovers cannot miss this sight.
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