If you have a chance to visit Bayeux, you should definitely go to the Tapestry Museum in town. The tapestry is really more of a work of embroidery and it depicts the full story of William the Conqueror so that the masses who could not read would be able to understand and learn the story.
I've written about our tours to various D-Day spots and Mont St. Michel, but here, I'll write a bit about Bayeux, the charming city we stayed in while we were in Normandy. Bayeux was the first city to be liberated during the Battle of Normandy (aka, Operation Overlord, which includes but is not limited to D-Day) and because it was used as a headquarters of sorts, it miraculously escaped destruction via the bombing raids that the Allies completed throughout the region.
For several years, we've been collecting magnets during our travels. They make great souvenirs since they are inexpensive, small, and easy to bring back home even while traveling carry-on only. Plus, we can revisit our trips every time we look at them displayed on the sides of our fridge. However, several trips ago, we ran … Continue reading Magnets from Normandy, Paris, and Bruges
After so many D-Day posts, I thought I would lighten up the mood a bit by sharing this. I took this photo a few days ago, impressed by this shaggy little dog's patience and discipline while waiting for his or her owner who was in the cafe. I think this pup earned a pain au … Continue reading Cafe Dog in Bayeux
After pretty close to 24 hours of travel, we finally made it to our Airbnb in Bayeux in Normandy, France. We are pretty exhausted but not too tired to oooh and aahhh at the view from our front window. Allow me to present to you the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Bayeux, consecrated in 1077 with William … Continue reading A room (in Bayeux, France) with a view