Bayeux Suggested Itineraries

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The lovely old town of Bayeux is in the département of Calvados, famed for its sought-after butter, cheese, cider and distinctive apple-flavored brandy. The D-Day beaches extend along almost the entire coast of Calvados, making Bayeux the perfect base for your WWII pilgrimage.

Day 1: Bayeux Tapestry & the Town

There's one reason why several million visitors descend on Bayeux every year - a 230-foot-long (90m) piece of painstakingly embroidered cloth known to the French as La Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde (Tapestry of Queen Matilda), and to the rest of the world as the Bayeux Tapestry.

Of course, there's more to the town than its impressive needlework. Bayeux is one of the few towns in the region to have survived WWII practically unscathed. Its winding streets are crammed with higgledy-piggledy period buildings, including a fine Gothic cathedral and lots of wooden-framed Norman houses.

Day 2: The Normandy Region

Discover the often-missed beauty of Bayeux itself on a private tour of Bayeux, Honfleur, and Pays d'Auge. You'll tour this former capital of 11th-century Normandy, drive through the rich, dairy countryside and visit Honfleur, one of Normandy's most attractive harbor towns. Another day trip can take you on a private tour to Saint Michel, a magical World Heritage-listed island abbey, and the fortified port of Saint Malo.

Day 3: The Historic Normandy Beaches

The D-Day landing beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - lie just a few miles north of Bayeux. A private tour of the Normandy beaches reveals the history behind the battlefields, taking you to Utah Beach and the American Cemetery, or your choice of the US, British or Canadian sectors. Depending on your interests, you might like to tour the US and Canadian Beaches, or retrace the US and British experience at Omaha and Sword on a full-day Normandy Battlefields Day Trip. Whichever tour you choose, it promises to be a poignant, unforgettable experience.

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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

Enhance your experience of Normandy and its intriguing historical heritage on a half-day tour of Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach from Bayeux. Delve into the turbulent past of the region with a knowledgeable guide and visit renowned D-Day battlefield sites situated on Normandy’s picturesque coastline. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial and browse the exhibitions in the informative visitor center. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - American Sites

Get an up-close look at the site of America’s D-Day invasion with a visit to the Normandy battlefield beaches from Bayeux. On this 9-hour small-group tour, you’ll stroll Utah and Omaha beaches, explore famous wartime sites like Pointe du Hoc and Sainte-Mère Church, and learn the turbulent history of this key WWII location. Throughout the tour, enjoy free time to take souvenir photos, pay respects and ask questions of your expert guide.
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Private Tour: Rouen and Giverny Day Trip from Bayeux

Delve into Normandy’s medieval history with a private tour from Bayeux. Your first stop is Rouen, once one of France's greatest port towns. Marvel at its exquisite Gothic cathedral, take a guided tour of its restored medieval quarter and visit Market Square, the site of Joan of Arc's execution. Next, depart for Giverny, a charming country village where Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked. Explore his house and gardens or spend a couple hours at the Giverny Museum of Impressionisms. This day trip is customizable to fit your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville Day Trip from Bayeux

Set out from Bayeus on a customizable private day trip of Normandy, highlighting three of the region's spectacular coastal cities. Your first stop is Honfleur, a lovely port town that inspired several Impressionist painters, including Monet. Tour its wooden churches before traveling to Deauville, a seaside resort town that's quite popular with Parisians. Finally make your way to Trouville, a laid-back fishing village with a covered seafood market and a long association with French creatives. This is your chance to explore France's 'other' riviera.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux

Delve into Normandy's superb historical and culinary heritage on a private tour from Bayeux. Begin with a visit to Bayeux Cathedral and the iconic Bayeux Taperstry illustrating the story of William the Conqueror. Next continue onto Honfleur, a waterfront town that's filled with timber-framed houses and France's largest wooden church. It's colorful scenery was a favorite among Impressionist painters like Monet. Finally, save your appetite for Pays d' Auge, where you'll sample regional food and drink specialities like Cavados brandy and Camembert cheese. 
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux

Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux

Delve into the rich history of Normandy on a private full-day tour of Bayeaux and Caen. Discover the historical highlights and cultural delights of Bayeux as you visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum and its majestic cathedral, and then head to Caen to see the sights of the city home to William the Conqueror. Pay your respects at the historical figure's tomb in the Château de Caen, and visit the intriguing burial site at the Romanesque Abbey of St-Etienne. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour, the itinerary of which can be adapted according to your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen

Discover Normandy’s vivid past and often intense history on a full-day trip from Caen. First explore Bayeux, a historic city with a towering cathedral and an illustrious piece of can't-miss art: the Bayeux Tapestry. Stroll the city on a guided sightseeing tour before heading back to Caen for a look into the life and times of William the Conqueror. See the archaeological ruins of his palace and visit the abbeys of St-Etienne, home to William's remains, and Ste-Trinité. This private tour is customizable to fit your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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