What to do in February in Normandy

Are you wondering what to do in February in Normandy? It can be a great time to visit as many of the popular sites that are busier during the summer months are blissfully quiet. It has to be said that you can’t guarantee good weather at this time of year. Rain is a possibility but […]

Discover Historic Bayeux

Discover historic Bayeux in the video below that showcases this wonderful medieval town in Normandy. The cathedral, water mill and tapestry are shown.     However, there are more sites to see and you can walk in the footsteps of William the Conqueror as you stroll the streets. For an in-depth guide to historic Bayeux, […]

Bayeux Liberty Tree in Normandy

The Bayeux Liberty Tree is a sound and light show that takes place every July and August. Visitors flock to Place de la Liberté as dusk falls to enjoy the evening spectacle. This year the son et lumière display is being shown on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Place de la Liberté is right next […]

Top 3 Normandy Museums

There are plenty of museums to choose from in Normandy so I’ve selected my top three. They’re perfect for museum buffs or for a rainy day activity. The three museums are in Cherbourg, Caen and Bayeux. https://www.normandygiteholidays.com/wp-admin/plugins.php Cité de la Mer Cherbourg is much more than a Normandy arrival and departure port for ferries. There […]

Visiting The Bayeux Tapestry

For tourists visiting the Bayeux tapestry, this guide gives you all the information you need. It is most definitely worth a visit and should be on your Bayeux bucket list. It’s probably what visitors associate the most with Bayeux. The tapestry is, in fact, an embroidery completed in the 1070s. The detail of the stitching […]

Visiting The Bayeux War Cemetery and Memorial

The Bayeux War Cemetery and Memorial honours almost 6500 soldiers from the Second World War. It’s the largest cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France. The cemetery contains 4,648 burials and they are mostly from the Invasion of Normandy. Opposite the cemetery stands the Bayeux Memorial. The memorial commemorates more than 1,800 casualties of the Commonwealth […]

Son Et Lumière Show in Bayeux

Throughout December and into early January 2019 two of Bayeux’s most iconic tourist attractions will be combined in one stunning spectacle. The Bayeux Cathedral will host a ‘son et lumière’ show (light and sound) featuring projections of the tapestry onto the cathedral walls. An historical narrative will also form part of the show. Between 1st […]