Bayeux : The Gate of Normandy Landing Beaches.
Bayeux is known for two famous trans-Channel invasions. The conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066 started from Bayeux, while on June 6th, 1944 the Allied D-Day invasion force struck the beaches just north of the town.
Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi occupation during the 1944 Battle of Normandy and survived almost completely unscathed. On 16 June 1944 General Charles de Gaulle made his first important speech on liberated French soil in Bayeux. The town is an excellent base for visiting the Normandy beaches. ( Wiki News )
Walking and Cycling tours in France, Spain, Italy : Click here !
Live a unique experience in France with our self-guided and guided walking and cycling holidays : Camino de Santiago, Way of St James, Provence, Normandy, Brittany, Mediterranean Coast …
Please share your thoughts, all feedback is appreciated….
2 replies to “D-Day : Bayeux -The Gate of Normandy Landing Beaches.-50 photos.”
Such a beautiful place. Photo 43 is my favorite. I’d find excuses to sit on that little bridge all the time.
Beautiful pictures as always. It is a joy to follow your blog and see some of the wonderful history of France!