A Tapestry of Sights in Bayeux

I have been to Bayeux a few times, both to see the famous Bayeux tapestry and also just to look round the town. So on this trip we just had a quick stop.

Bayeux is famous for its Tapestry showing the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The tapestry is about 70 metres long so stretches all the way along a room. We visited when we were children. Our family walked the length of the tapestry looking at the various scenes depicted on it. At the end, my sister asked “so where’s the tapestry?” – the muppet had thought it was just a long sign 🙂 

Bayeux is also known for its stunning cathedral.

Central Bayeux is also a pleasant town with cobbled streets to wander around. We spotted a lovely shop which made beautiful wooden toys.

Overall although we didn’t spend long in Bayeux, it was a lovely place to wander around, so would recommend dropping in if you are in the vicinity for lunch or an ice cream.

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