Happy New Year to you! As lots of people think and list their New Year’s ‘must and must not dos’, I start thinking and listing the places I hope to visit in 2016. Some will be favourites and others will be never before visited places; with new regions of France on the top of my list!!
Here is a snippet of information and a travel photo to whet your wanderlust. Why not tour the famous town of Bayeux, France. This town really has something for everyone. Bayeux was the first town to be liberated by the Allies in 1944 and luckily escaped war damage.
Above the town rises the spires and domed lantern tower of the Gothic Cathédrale de Notre-Dame. Beneath the Cathédrale’s interior is an 11th century crypt decorated with restored 15th century frescoes of angels playing musical instruments. The Cathédrale is a national monument of France. The famous Bayeux Tapestry was originally housed within the Cathédrale and is now on display in its own nearby museum. This is an amazing piece of history, and as an embroider myself, I stood in awe of the ancient embroiders’ handiwork. The Battle of Normandy Museum had my boys and husband enthralled. And as my daughter enjoyed the Art Museum and quirky cafes there were smiles all round! So all in all, something for everyone.
Travel info for the three major museums Museum Bayeux Tapestry (UNESCO), Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy and MAHB (Museum of Art and History Baron Gerard) is on the Bayeux museums website.
I’m off now to go to the beach with my kids and husband and wish you a great day with your family and friends. Catch up again soon… Annette Xx
As an update to this New Year’s Day 2016 post there are now our stories of exploring more of Paris in 5 Reasons to Stay at Hotel de Saint Germain, Paris (May 2016) and the building of our garage at our French country home in My Story #3 Building in France (September 2016).