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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Bayeux area, France, Your Home Away From Home

The city of Bayeux is located within the French ‘department’ of Calvados, which is within the Lower Normandy region, to the far north of the country. Although the city is probably best known for its famous tapestry, visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bayeux are also drawn by the city’s idyllic location, surrounded by unspoilt rolling countryside. There is therefore a great choice of self catering rental accommodation available here, from apartments and villas, to elegant townhouses and rustic old farmhouses and cottages to be found just outside the city.

Things to Do on Holiday in Bayeux, France

Bayeux is ideally located for exploring the scenic Normandy countryside. This can be enjoyed by hiring a car, or the more energetic tourists may wish to walk, hike or cycle their way around the region. Water sports enthusiasts may wish to kayak or swim in the fast flowing Aure river which flows through the centre of the city. The beaches of the English Channel are also a short drive from the city. Here tourists enjoying their holidays in Bayeux may enjoy water sports, sailing or, weather permitting, a spot of swimming and sunbathing.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Bayeux, France

Of course the main attraction of Bayeux is its world famous tapestry. The work of art was allegedly constructed by Reine Mathilde, the wife of William the Conqueror, to commemorate the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Rumour has it, however, that the tapestry was woven and designed in England, although it is now proudly housed in the city’s museum. The city’s Notre Dame Gothic cathedral is another popular tourist draw and was also once home to the iconic tapestry. Visitors who have botanical interests may wish to visit the Jardin Botanique de Bayeux, which house an extensive collection of established indigenous and rare plants and trees, many of which date back to the garden‘s formation in 1864.

Weather in Bayeux, France

Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Bayeux will discover that Normandy has a mild temperature climate, similar to that of the UK. Summer temperatures average in the early to mid 20s degrees Celsius, whereas winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging around 10 degrees. Bayeux receives an average annual rainfall of around 23 inches.

Travel to Bayeux, France

Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Bayeux have the choice of reaching their destination by sea or by air. Brittany Ferries operate a regular ferry crossing from Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg, which is a short drive away. There are regular flights from a number of regional UK airports to the nearest international airport, Rennes - Saint-Jacques (RNS). These flights are operated by several airlines, including Air France and Flybe, departing from such airports as London Gatwick (LGW), Exeter (EXT) and Edinburgh (EDI).

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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              Beautiful Area & Lovely Property

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We stayed in the property with our 2 year old daughter, and all we needed to bring with us was our adjustable stair gate. The area was perfect for us, with all attractions withing a short driving distance. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay within the Normandy region.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Fabulous

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                                                                                              Secluded and peaceful but within easy reach of areas we wanted to visit. Modern facilities mixed with charm of cottage. We had the best time. We were befriended by a cat who actually bought her kittens along to show us. We felt very privileged. The people were so welcoming and very polite about our appalling attempts at speaking French!! Garden sitting roughly west meant we had sun til it set so enjoying a large glass of wine at the end of the day was perfect wind down. Will definitely look at coming back. The area is brimming with heritage and culture and even the occasional rain couldn't dampen our spirits even for a moment. Louise lovely. We owe her large glass next time we come. Would highly recommend. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                              Farmhouse style accommodation with character in a leafy setting

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                                                                                              The ferry service timings to Cherbourg (from Portsmouth) suited us better than Caen & only took 1.25 hours by car to the accommodation (mostly dual carriageway ). The house-keeper Christine came to meet us & showed us around in a friendly manner despite it being nearly 9pm & with France playing in the Euros (give the owner good notice if you're going to be that late in the day). Only 2 km inland from Gold Beach, the accommodation & grounds were more spacious than expected with Napoleon being a popular feature on the walls ! We were 4 male friends on a D Day beaches / Pegasus Bridge tour so we did fill the bed capacity with 2 doubles & a bunk room being available . Only inconvenience was occupants of the doubles had to go downstairs to use the toilet overnight. One of the doubles has a wash hand basin & shower & the the bunk room has an en suite. Catharine (the owner) & Christine offer some good restaurant recommendations. Try the extensive Normandy Platter in Arromanches & the local apple ice cream floating in Calvados is a treat.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016