The first town in France liberated after the D-Day invasion was never damaged, so Bayeux’s historic sites remain wonderfully intact. The most famous attraction here is the Bayeux Tapestry, in the Bayeux Museum. The unique embroidered cloth is 70 meters long and describes the events preceding William the Conqueror’s invasion of England. The tapestry’s original home, Bayeux Cathedral, is also worth a visit to see where King Harold may have taken an oath, later broken, leading to the Battle of Hastings.
By Travis Marshall, AFAR Local Expert
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