At Paris Luxury Tours, our Bayeux tour will take you on an enchanting journey to the stone-structured town in Normandy that is fragrant with history. It was the first town to be liberated in the Battle of Normandy, which began on D-day, June 6, 1944. Thanks to the withdrawal of German forces to assist in the defense of Carentan, the town came through World War Two virtually intact, and its medieval heart is very well preserved.
Our Bayeux tours take you on a discovery of a very old town, where the first Vikings settled and became part of what became known as Normandy, derived from Northmen, as the Vikings were then known. The excursion includes a visit to the eponymous tapestry, which details the entire breadth of the Norman conquest of England, which kicked off eight centuries of war between France and England.
But, the impression a visitor gets, walking though the Old Town of Bayeux and its unique medieval stone architecture, is an evocation of a uniquely gentle, civilized, and forgotten culture and way of life. Its charm is distinct and considerable.
Graced with a network of canals, the area is sometimes called, with a considerable stretch of imagination, as the Venice of the North. Our Bayeux tours walk you alongside them, stopping on the way to visit its improbably grand Notre Dame Cathedral, which displays architectural details from a wide range of centuries.
Bayeux used to be an important porcelain manufacturing town which developed a style of polychrome decoration that recalls the Japanese Imari. As a tribute, our Bayeux tours can visit its Baron Gerard Museum, which displays a remarkable collection of such works.
For more information or to book a Bayeux tour, please contact us via our US number (631) 600 – 1120.