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Bayeux tourism and travel guide

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

Bayeux is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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.

Tourist classifications for Bayeux include "secteur sauvegarde".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bayeux in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Creully at 12 km and Normandy landing beaches at 17 km.

Bayeux, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Arromanches

Arromanches

at 9 km (direction north-east)

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

See Arromanches guide
Creully

Creully

at 12 km (direction east)

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide
Caen

Caen

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
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Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of the longest...

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 44 km (direction east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans and artists...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 46 km (direction east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate, and there are...

See Houlgate guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of half-timberd houses...

See Beuvron guide
Vire

Vire

at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des...

See Vire guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 58 km (direction south-east)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several other interesting monuments...

See Falaise guide
Barfleur

Barfleur

Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Manche department

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide

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Markets in and near Bayeux

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

  • 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)

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Tourist attractions near Bayeux, France

What to do at Bayeux? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bayeux.

Heritage sites

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (11km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

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

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bayeux is in the north of France at 27 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Bayeux is 228 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 as being close (less than kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Bayeux

 
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