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Bayeux is a great French town

When someone says a holiday to France, what's the first thing you think of? Paris, Nice or the French Riviera?

However, there are many wonderful places to visit up and down the European country. Bayeux is a great one, especially if you're into history as it is home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Bayeux is nestled in the Normandy region of northwestern France, just 10 kilometres from the coast and therefore really near the port of Calais.

A must visit when in this wonderful French town is the Bayeux Tapestry, a 70 metre long Tapestry which depicts the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy. It is thought to have been commissioned by the House of Normandy back in 1066 and is currently on display at the Bayeux Museum.

History lines the streets in Bayeux and the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy is a poignant reminder of days gone by.

It features displays of items from the preparation for the battle of D-Day in August 1944 including military equipment, uniforms worn by American, English and German soldiers as well as a number of weapons.

If you're looking for architecture, the Notre-Dame cathedral is a wonderful place to visit. It was dedicated in the presence of William the Conqueror in 1077 and was later built on in a Gothic style. Despite having the same name as the famous cathedral in Paris, this one is remarkably different in style but still is one to check off the must-see list.

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