Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bayeux, France

On my recent trip to Normandy, I stayed one night in the charming city of Bayeux.

Bayeux is only six miles inland from the D-Day beaches and was the first major city to be captured by the Allies. The town was not bombed by the Allies because a local chaplain had gotten word out to Allied Intelligence in London that Bayeux was not a German stronghold and that it was of no strategic importance.  

Through my favorite European accommodations website,, I was able to find a great spot for the night, the Hôtel Tardif.

This hotel is a six room manor house


The six rooms have names
not numbers

Autumn in Bayeux

The very photogenic
Bayeux Cathedral at twilight

One of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals that I have seen in all of Europe, it was only about 70 yards from the Hôtel Tardif.

Beautiful Spires

The Cathedral's Front Door

Art in the Cathedral Crypt

Among Bayeux's 1915 WWI victims
commemorated on a plaque in the
Bayeux Catherdal

All from the same Legendre family I am assuming. What a tragedy for this Bayeux family to have three of there brothers, fathers, husbands and/or sons all gone in a 12 month span.

The very photogenic
Bayeux Cathedral at day break

The famous Bayeux Tapestry Museum

This famous tapestry, which chronicles William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, was very interesting and a must see when you come to Normandy.

No pictures allowed in the museum and, for once, I honored their request.

Serene Mill Stream


Split Personality

Honoring WWII Victims

Bayeux Cathedral Art Look

Mill Stream Water Color

Bayeux Cathedral Water Color

Did I mention that I really liked the Bayeux Cathedral?

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Looks wonderful!