Caen, France
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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.
  • Full-day private tour of Bayeux and Caen
  • Learn about Normandy’s significant history from your expert private guide
  • Enter Bayeux Cathedral and see the Bayeux Tapestry at Bayeux Tapestry Museum
  • Follow the footsteps of William the Conqueror on a tour of Caen
  • Admire the notable Romanesque architecture of Abbey of St-Etienne
  • See William's palace remains at Château de Caen overlooking the city
  • Customize your private tour to suit your preferences
Depart from your centrally located Bayeux hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin your day with a panoramic city tour with your private guide. Gain fascinating insight into the historical heritage of the town as you pay a visit to the magnificent cathedral, an 11th-century structure built at the request of the Earl of Kent. Enrich your knowledge of Bayeux’s artistic legacy at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum, and then explore the ambient tangle of medieval streets on foot. 
After strolling past charming half-timbered houses and ancient structures, opt to visit either the Conservatoire de la Dentelle to see lace makers at work, or peruse the artistic treasures within the Baron Gérard Fine arts Museum. Continue to Bayeux War Cemetery, the largest World War II cemetery in France, and then revitalize with an independent lunch in a local restaurant (own expense). 
Revitalized, continue onto Caen to get acquainted with the city most strongly associated with William the Conqueror. Listen as your guide offers fascinating commentary that reveals the multifaceted history of the Caen, and then marvel at the grand architecture of the Abbey of St-Etienne, a former monastery and magnificent example of Romanesque architecture. 
Head next to Château de Caen (Caen Castle), an impressive structure that boasts unrivalled views of the city from its rocky outcrop, and see the remains of William the Conqueror’s former palace. Conclude your tour with a stop at the Abbey of Ste-Trinité to see the resting place of Queen Mathilde, and then return to your Bayeaux hotel, where the tour concludes.
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