MEDIEVAL BAYEUX - TAPESTRY & HISTORICAL BEACHES

Description

Departure is from your port of call with your driver and your requested language speaking guide to Bayeux by freeway.
Bayeux is a small town that lies on the Aure River in Normandy, located 16 miles west-northwest of Caen and roughly 166 miles northwest of Paris.
Bayeux is home to the famous tapestry which bears its name.

The Musee de la Reine Mathilde displays the famous Bayeux Tapestry. 
This large embroidery tells the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The medieval Tapestry [Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde] is probably the world’s most famous embroidery. 
The Tapestry stretches 231 feet long and is 19.5 inches wide. 
It was made of a seamless strip of linen, embroidered with eight colors of woolen thread. 
It is a needlework panorama of 72 individual scenes, and 1512 figures, with identifying Latin inscriptions, of the Norman Conquest. 

Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is a Norman-Romanesque cathedral, located in the town of Bayeux. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux.
The site is an ancient one and was once occupied by Roman sanctuaries.
The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It was here that William forced Harold Godwinson to take the oath, the breaking of which led to the Norman conquest of England.

Bayeux products include, lace, the lace school provides courses to teach lacing and tapestry embroidery lesson.

After lunch, there is a 30 minutes drive to the American Cemetery and American Interpretive Center.
Omaha is the Beach where the 29th and the 1st Infantry Division landed with 34,000 men.
The next visit will be Pointe du Hoc, where the American 2nd Rangers Bn climbed the 110 feet high cliff. 
On the way back to the ship, the last visit is the German Military Cemetery where over than 21 thousand German soldiers are buried.
After this very intense day you will head back to your port of call.