Rue du Bienvenu, 14400 Bayeux, France
Cathedral of Bayeux
Bayeux Cathedral, also known as Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux, is a Roman Catholic church located in the town of Bayeux in Normandy, France. A national monument, it is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux and was the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Bayeux, a medieval city to visit!
Rue du Sapin, 14490 Balleroy, France
The Château de Balleroy is a seventeenth-century château in Balleroy, Normandy.
The fief of Balleroy, near the forest and abbey of Cerisy, was acquired on April 1, 1600 by Jean de Choisy, wine supplier at the court of Henry IV.
The castle was built from 1626 to 1636 by his son, Jean II de Choisy who became State Councilor and chancellor of the profligate Gaston, Duke of Orléans, brother of Louis XIII who hired architect François Mansart from 1634 for the reconstruction of the château de Blois.
Route de Caumont, 14760 Bretteville-sur-Odon
Festyland is an amusement park for adults and children on the theme of pirates, Vikings, "Guillaume le conquérant" and knights.
- Adult entry 21€
- Children entry 18€ -95cm : Free
- Senior entry 18€
Open between april to september only the weekends and the wednesday.
During the scolary vacation, it's open everyday.
14240 Route de Saint-Lô, Caumont-l'Éventé, France
Souterroscope of slate quarries
A fabulous journey under the earth
The Souterroscope is a former slate mine that has not been mined for 128 years (at the date of closure of its longest operation: 1891). It was born in a surprising way since the extraction started quite illegally at the foot of the church of Caumont l'Éventé. The Ardoisières de Caumont were the only ones in Normandy to achieve a true industrial dimension.
Today, the Ardoisières are experiencing a second breath since they had the right to a conversion. In fact, since May 1, 1994, they have been arranged and open to the visit. Now, a unique and unusual visit is proposed… From the creation of the world to the discovery of this quarry preserved in its 19th century state, the visitor becomes a miner discovering large underground halls as cathedrals. Four rooms are open to visitors:
- In the first room, visitors can discover the water table illustrated by a film about the water cycle.
- The second room "Arc en Terre" is the symbol of the pact established between man and the mine: a wonderful play of water and light is installed there. In this setting, the magic mirrors allow small and large to color the rocks.
- The third room offers a film about the extraction of slate "Caumont blue gold".
- In the fourth and final room, an extraordinary collection of giant crystals and semi-precious stones found refuge there.
The visit lasts 1 h. It is in French or in English.
There’s a trip every 12 minutes.
14350 Carville, France
Viaduct of the Souleuvre
Activities available for all the family
Since 1991, the Souleuvre viaduct offers sensational activities for everyone: sledding on rails, barefoot garden, climbing course, zip line and giant swing, pendulum jump and bungee jump. This protected natural site, a true Norman heritage, is designed to spend a day with the family. Bar, restaurant/snack, children’s games, hiking, mountain bike/ bike tours
14400 Bayeux 13 bis rue de Nesmond
the Bayeux Tapestry
the Bayeux Tapestry is a world unique 11th century masterpiece
About 70 meters long, follow the embroidered story of the conquest of England in 1066 by "Guillaume le Conquérant", Duke of Normandy. The visit of the museum allow to discover all of the Bayeux Tapestry, to approach it without damaging it and understand his history and his making off through an audio-guided commentary. 16 language are availables. A junior commentary is available in french and also in english. A permanent exhibition and a short movie ended the visit.
Full price 9€50
Free for under 10 years old
Tel : + 33 (0)2 31 51 25 50
14050 Esplanade Général Eisenhower, Caen, France
Memorial de Caen
Found in 1989, the monument is a historical museum located in Caen and dedicated to the XXᵉ century. history Créé en 1989, le Mémorial de Caen est un musée situé à Caen consacré à l’histoire du XXᵉ siècle. The whole theme is focused on the fragility of peace but it is above all a museum of history. In 2007, it was the most visited French museum outside Paris with 400,000 visitors each years.
- Full price: 19€80
- Reduced price: 17€50
All the coast
The 6th of june landing on the Normandie beaches were the most important amphibious and airborne operation of all time. Noawadays, millions of visitors come to visit the Landing Beaches to pay tribute to the soldiers who liberated France.