A two-day break
For a short stay, the Bayeux tapestry really is the headline act. Located at the Centre Guillaume le Conquérant, the tapestry is 70m in length and, as legend has it, may actually have been designed and woven in England. Shadowed only by the former, the Notre-Dame Cathedral presents itself as a splendid example of Norman Gothic style. If only for its serene interior, this is worth a visit when staying at Campanile Bayeux Hotels.
A week-long stay
Although the modern day sees it teeming with life, the D-Day Landing Beaches, on the Côte de Nacre, hold huge historical connotations with museums, military cemeteries and the sheer landscape a real pull for tourists. The Château de Fontaine-Henry and the Château de Brécy offer the chance to step back in time to experience its grandeur whilst the Jardin de Plantbessin, renovated from a nursery, are a great outdoor source of enjoyment.
A family holiday
With all the historical poignancy of the entire Bayeux area, the sheer volume of museums and other tourist spots can be overwhelming, but many are suitable for children. The Bayeux Tapestry, Scriptorial d'Avranches and the nearby Caen Memorial all have sections, or simplified adjustments, for the younger visitors, while Zoo de Jurques and Parc Zoologique de Cerza are also in neighbouring towns, just a short drive away.