Bayeux

A village with a rich history

La vieille ville de Bayeux

Bayeux is famous for its tapestry depicting the form of embroidery, the conquest of England by Guillaume Le Conquérant, exposed to the Centre Guillaume Le Conquérant and listed since 2007 in the register of UNESCO Memory of the World. 
Capital of the Bessin, situated a few kilometers from the landing beaches, Bayeux was the first town that Operation Overlord was released and one of the few in Normandy to be untouched after the fighting of the Battle of Normandy and preserving a rich architectural heritage and cultural.



The Bayeux Tapestry

Tapisserie de Bayeux
Tapestry is not a tapestry but an embroidery and unlike the legend, it was not crafted by Quee Mathilde... This masterpiece of the 11th centurynis a linen fabric strip of 70 meters long and 50 centimeters wide. The 58 scenes that comprise it are a powerful witness to the history and on the daily life of the 11th century.

Musée de la tapisserie de Bayeux, 3 rue de Nesmond.

Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents in 2016

Prix Bayeux-Calvados des correspondants de guerre
For 23 years, the Bayeux Calvados Award for War Correspondents brings international journalists to exchange with the audience, telling the human stories and explain areas of tension. The next edition will take place from 3 to 9 October 2016. Great figure of journalism, writer, former war reporter, Jean-Claude Guillebaud will chair the jury of the 23rd edition. A week of appointments on international news Evenings debates, projections, new exhibitions, book fair, media-forum ... The Bayeux-Calvados Award is also a week of meetings, exchanges between the public and great reporters. Unique moments around international events which constitute the strength of Bayeux Price meetings.

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