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.
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.
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.
The D-Day landing beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - lie just a few miles north of Bayeux.