WWII History in Charming Bayeux, France

If you’re planning to visit Normandy, France this summer, Bayeux is a wonderful city to stay in. Bayeux was the first town to be liberated after D-Day and is a small tourist friendly town with lots of shopping and restaurants.

Where to Stay

Bayeux scenery© Kelly Lauer

On a trip this spring, my husband, dog and I stayed at Hôtel Reine Mathilde. The rooms provide the basic necessities in a very convenient location. I highly recommend this hotel as the place is charming and the people are friendly.

Where to Eat

Bayeux omelete© Kelly Lauer
Bayeux crepe© Kelly Lauer

There are many restaurants in the area. And it should be noted that our hotel had an excellent restaurant with unpretentious French cuisine. But when we arrived starving at 2 in the afternoon, the real winner was the burgers at the newly opened bar and brasserie located at 50 Rue Saint-Jean. My husband proclaimed it the best in Europe by far. Although the restaurant doesn’t have much selection beyond beef, they do have delicious burgers.

What to Do

Bayeux flower shop© Kelly Lauer

• Walk the streets and take in the picturesque views
• Visit the Cathedral
• Shop the many boutiques and novelty stores
• Visit the Museum of the Battle of Normandy

How to Get There

Bayeux Cathedral portrait© Kelly Lauer

Bayeux, France is approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes east of Stuttgart, 7 hours and 45 minutes east of Wiesbaden and  under 7 hours east of Kaiserslatuern.

Author’s Profile: Kelly is a DOD wife, devoted dog-mom, a mediocre cook, a whiskey aficionado and an avid traveler who’s exploring the Kaiserslautern area with dog and husband in tow.

Featured image photo credit: © Kelly Lauer

Categories: Attractions, France, Museums & Exhibitions, Rest of Europe, Rest of Europe, Road Trips

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