Bayeux

Location location: Normandy, France

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

After Mont St Michel, we made a brief stopover in Bayeux to the north of Normandy.

Bayeux is a sleepy and quaint small French town. We were lucky to be there on the eve of the D-Day anniversary, so the town was a little livelier than usual with a parade in honour of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.

The town is also famous for the Bayeux Tapestry – an impressive 70-metre long embroidered cloth which depicts the Norman conquest of England. It was a charming place for a little bit of history as we learned how William Duke of Normandy defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson in the Battle of Hastings.

Next stop on the road trip … the Normandy Landing beaches.

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry
bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry
bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

bayeux, normandy, france, blog, tapestry

Photos by Peta and me.