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The town of Bayeux, in the Calvados département of Lower Normandy, is world-famous for its Tapestry which depicts the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066.

Though badly damaged during the Allied bombings of 1944, Bayeux still prides itself on its magnificent cathedral and historic town centre. Bayeux bobbin lace has been a regional speciality since the latter half of the 18th century - a number of lace workshops in the town still teach the art.

Bayeux town centre is only minutes away from the beaches of the Normandy Landings. To gain a better ...Read more