Bayeux, France

Bayeux is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandy in northwestern France. Bayeux is the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. The area around Bayeux is called the Bessin, which was the bailiwick of the province Normandy until the French Revolution.

Blason de Bayeux

Coat of Arms of Bayeux

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Rivière Aure à Bayeux, France

Aure River in Bayeux, France

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Rue Étroite à Bayeux, France

Narrow Street in Bayeux, France

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During the Second World War, Bayeux was the first city of the Battle of Normandy to be liberated, and on 16 June 1944 General Charles de Gaulle made the first of two major speeches in Bayeux in which he made clear that France sided with the Allies.

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Arbre de la Liberté à Bayeux, France

Tree of Freedom in Bayeux, France

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Statue in Old Town Courtyard in Bayeux, France

Statue in Old Town Courtyard in Bayeux, France

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Canal à Bayeux, France

Canal in Bayeux, France

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Fontaine St Patrice à Bayeux, France

Fontaine St Patrice in Bayeux, France

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Founded as a Gallo-Roman settlement in the 1st century BC under the name Augustodurum, Bayeux is the capital of the former territory of the Baiocasses people of Gaul. The city was largely destroyed during the Viking raids of the late 9th century but was rebuilt in the early 10th century under the reign of Bothon. In the middle of the 10th century Bayeux was controlled by Hagrold, a pagan Viking who defended the city against the Franks.

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Streetview Bayeux, France

Streetview Bayeux, France

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Drapeau Français à Bayeux, Normandie

French Flag in Bayeux, Normandy

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The 11th century saw the creation of five villages beyond the walls to the north east evidence of its growth during Ducal Normandy. William the Conqueror’s half brother Odo, Earl of Kent completed the cathedral in the city and it was dedicated in 1077. However the city began to lose prominence when William placed his capital at Caen. When King Henry I of England defeated his brother Robert Curthose for the rule of Normandy, the city was burned to set an example to the rest of the duchy. Under Richard the Lionheart, Bayeux was wealthy enough to purchase a municipal charter. From the end of Richard’s reign to the end of the Hundred Years’ War, Bayeux was repeatedly pillaged until Henry V of England captured of the city in 1417.

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Liberty Alley in Bayeux (Normandy France)

Liberty Alley in Bayeux (Normandy France)

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Façade de l'Ancienne Halle aux Viandes à Bayeux, France

Façade of the Old Meat Market in Bayeux, France

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