Bayeux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bayeux in Calvados

Visit Bayeux: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Bayeux. For detailed visitor information see the Bayeux travel guide

Bayeux is situated in the Calvados, Normandy region, in the north of France at 27 km from Caen, the department capital. (General information: Bayeux is 228 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Bayeux include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 12 km and Normandy landing beaches at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bayeux, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Bayeux in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Bayeux

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Markets in and near Bayeux

Market days in Bayeux: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

Local markets

  • Bayeux: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Le Molay-Littry: market Thursday (12km)
  • Tilly-sur-Seulles: market Sunday (13km)
  • Courseulles-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer: market Thursday (24km)
  • Douvres-la-Delivrande: market Thursday (24km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (27km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (28km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)

More information about Bayeux, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Bayeux, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bayeux and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (53km) [Map]

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (43km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (1km) [Map]
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (10km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (10km) [Map]
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (11km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (19km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (28km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (11km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (11km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Cerisy (16km) [Map]
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (27km) [Map]
  • Prairie (Caen) (28km) [Map]
  • Pegasus Bridge (32km) [Map]
  • Baie des Veys (33km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (37km) [Map]
  • Rochers des Parcs (45km) [Map]

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (23km) [Map]
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (34km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bayeux

Canton: Bayeux

Arrondissement: Bayeux

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14400

Distance to Bayeux

from Caen (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 228 km

from Calais: 260 km

from Nice: 870 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 622 km

Getting here

Bayeux is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Bayeux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 22 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Bayeux): Agy, Arganchy, Barbeville, Cottun, Cussy, Gueron, Longues-sur-Mer, Magny-en-Bessin, Maisons, Monceaux-en-Bessin, Nonant, Ranchy, Saint-Loup-Hors, Saint-Martin-Des-Entrees, Saint-Vigor-le-Grand, Sommervieu, Subles, Sully, Tour-en-Bessin, Vaucelles, Vaux-sur-Aure and Vaux-sur-Seulles.

This page in French: Visitez Bayeux