D-Day landing beaches
Bayeux, the ideal destination for your holiday
Its wonderful gastronomy, picturesque seaside scenery, famous D-Day landing beaches and towns steeped in history... there are a thousand and one reasons to spend a holiday in Normandy! Begin your tour of discovery in Bayeux which, apart from its famous tapestry, has so many other delights for you to uncover.
Not far away, enjoy an invigorating break in a 4 or 5 star campsite set on the Channel coast. In high as in low season, take your time to enjoy the pleasures of bathing, diving and plenty of sliding in the covered swimming pools of the water park! And for your other activities? With the emphasis firmly on relaxation and leisure, there is something for every camper: pétanque, aquagym, tree-top adventure course, fitness and exciting evening entertainment, there’ll never be a dull moment!
Visit Bayeux with the family
No-one can visit Bayeux without calling into the Tapestry Museum in the heart of the historic town centre. Come with the family and discover this unique 70m-long artwork that recounts the conquest of the throne of England by William… the Conqueror!
After the visit, follow the trail conveniently laid out and waiting for you along the banks of the Aure, the river that passes through Bayeux. Your route will take you past the wash-houses and mills of bygone times, together with play areas thoughtfully designed for today’s children! Another must-visit during your day in Bayeux: its famous botanical garden where the impressive weeping beech tree, a listed natural monument, proudly dominates the scene. A tree that truly has to be seen to be appreciated!
Visit Bayeux as a couple
Spared by the bombs of 1944, Bayeux still retains its mediaeval layout that never fails to charm those who come to visit. So take the time to stroll through its narrow backstreets with their half-timbered buildings, craft boutiques, bourgeois town houses and charming period mansions. Let your steps lead you to the foot of the famous Notre-Dame de Bayeux cathedral, a jewel of mediaeval and Gothic architecture.
History buff? Carry on just a little further and you’ll reach the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum where over 2,000m² of exhibitions will take you through the allied landings from beginning to end. So come and quench your thirst for knowledge together, before you head back towards the campsite once again!
Camping Bayeux: our handy tips for a successful stay
Set off for a journey through time during the famous Bayeux Mediaeval Festival!
Watch the sound and light show projected onto the walls of the cathedral each summer. Enchantment guaranteed!
Take a break on the banks of the Aure to enjoy a delicious Normandy picnic!
Follow the discovery trail through Old Bayeux with its 23 information points.