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Bayeux

Bayeux

Bayeux is a major tourist attraction, best known to British and French visitors for the Bayeux Tapestry, made to commemorate events in the Norman conquest of England in 1066.  It is displayed in a museum in the town centre. The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux,[4] consecrated in 1077, was the original home of the tapestry.

Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie

In Bayeux, a few minutes from the D-Day landing beaches, this museum retraces the Battle of Normandy from 7 June to 29 August 1944. It offers a chronological historical circuit through these events, alternating between thematic spaces and a presentation of the numerous uniforms and the equipment from that time in the museum's 2000 m² exhibition area. A 25-minute archive film is also available

 

Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery

Bayeux Commonwealth War Cemetery is the main Commonwealth cemetery in Normandy with 4144 graves. Opposite the entrance to Cemetery stands the Bayeux Memorial which bears the names of those Commonwealth soldiers who died in the Battle of Normandy and have no known grave

 

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Photographs 1 & 3 taken by Dave Vickers, Photocoordinates