Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Bayeux, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.8 km
Ascend 64 m
Descend 50 m

Experience Bayeux in France in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in BayeuxIndividual Sights in Bayeux

Sight 1: Hôtel du Doyen

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The Hôtel du Doyen is a former private mansion in Bayeux, used as an episcopal palace by the bishops of Bayeux, then of Bayeux and Lisieux during the Condordat.

Wikipedia: Hôtel du Doyen (FR)

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Maison du Gouverneur

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The Governor's House, also known as the Governor's House, is a monument located in the center of Bayeux, France.

Wikipedia: Hôtel du Gouverneur (Bayeux) (FR)

196 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Maison d'Adam et Eve

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The House of Adam and Eve is a house in the city center of Bayeux, in the Calvados department of Normandy.

Wikipedia: Maison d'Adam et Ève (Bayeux) (FR)

154 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Thermes gallo-romains

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The Gallo-Roman baths of the rue Laitière are a small thermal building discovered in 1882 in Bayeux, in the French department of Calvados.

Wikipedia: Thermes gallo-romains de la rue Laitière à Bayeux (FR)

40 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Ancien palais épiscopal, actuellement Hôtel de ville

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The Episcopal Palace of Bayeux or Bishopric Palace of Bayeux is a former episcopal palace that stands on the territory of the French commune of Bayeux, in the Calvados department, in the Normandy region. It should not be confused with the Hôtel du Doyen, used as an episcopal palace during the Concordat.

Wikipedia: Palais épiscopal de Bayeux (FR)

125 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Baron Gérard

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The Baron-Gérard Museum of Art and History (MAHB), which benefits from the Museum of France designation, is located in Bayeux in Normandy.

Wikipedia: Musée Baron Gérard (FR), Website

97 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

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Bayeux Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Bayeux in Normandy, France. A national monument, it is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux and was probably the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry, still preserved nearby. The cathedral is in the Norman-Romanesque architectural tradition.

Wikipedia: Bayeux Cathedral (EN)

198 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Maison de la Du Barry

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The Maison de la Du Barry, or Hôtel de la Du Barry, is a monument located in the center of Bayeux, France.

Wikipedia: Maison de la Du Barry (FR)

267 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant

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Centre Guillaume-le-Conquérant

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall that depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, led by William, Duke of Normandy challenging Harold II, King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. It is thought to date to the 11th century, within a few years of the battle. Now widely accepted to have been made in England perhaps as a gift for William, it tells the story from the point of view of the conquering Normans and for centuries has been preserved in Normandy.

Wikipedia: Bayeux Tapestry (EN)

1471 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 10: Prieuré Saint-Vigor

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Saint-Vigor Priory, formerly Saint-Vigor Abbey, was a Benedictine monastery in the town of Saint-Vigor-le-Grand in Calvados, Normandy, France. Its foundation is attributed to Saint Vigor, bishop of Bayeux in the first third of the 6th century. It was destroyed in the late 10th century by the invading Normans. In the late 11th century Odo, bishop of Bayeux, attempted a revival of the monastery as an independent abbey but it was not successful, and in the 1090s the community was made a dependent priory of the Abbey of St. Benignus, Dijon. The abbey relinquished its rights over the priory in 1702. The reformist Congregation of St. Maur took it on in 1712. It was suppressed in 1790 in the French Revolution.

Wikipedia: Saint-Vigor Priory (EN)


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