Bayeux, the capital of the Bessin region is famous all over the world for the Bayeux Tapestry, an XIth century linen hanging, embroidered with various colored wools. Similar to a picture book, it shows through successive images the Norman Conquest, displayed in a museum in the town center. The beautiful work of this embroidery through its numerous details and veracity is a true revelation. Bayeux is 6 miles from the Channel coast. Its medieval center contains cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the towering, Norman-Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. Bayeux also offers many possibilities for excursions to the Landing Beaches, chateaux and abbeys.
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