On the road to Bayeux
Bayeux Travel Blog› entry 7 of 11 › view all entries
February 17th, 2007 – by: morgewan
I didnâ€™t really have a plan as to how to spend the day, I just knew that I need to be in Bayeux around 3pm. I had a nice drive up the coast, and didnâ€™t worry about getting lost too much as long as I was still heading in a generally north-east direction. Around noon I was passing through a very small village and saw a man selling sasuages in a little park square. I stopped there for lunch and got a foot long spicy sasusage of some sort in fresh bread with some very good mustard.
I finally made it into Bayeux around 2:30 pm, and after some hunting around managed to find my hotel. I am staying at a bed and breakfast called the â€śHotel Tardifâ€ť which is an amazing place. If you ever come through Bayeux, I can not recommend it more. It is located in an 18th-century mansion situated on huge expanse of gardens right in the heart of the town. It could easily be a large hotel, but the family that owns it keeps it small enough to be classified as a bed and breakfast.
I spent the rest of the afternoon visiting the local cathereadal and saw the Bayeux Tapestry. It is over 70 meters long and depicts the Duke of Normandyâ€™s conquest over England. They are unsure of its date, but it appears to originate from the early 11th century, and is in remarkable shape given its age.
Tomorrow I head up to the D-day beaches, and will be staying in Bayeux for another night.
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!