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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

Excellent property in a wonderful and beautiful area of northern France

5 of 5
Thanks so much for letting us use your home. We loved Normandy. The area has so much history and was very moving. The beaches are beautiful. Your house is excellent and great for families. The kids loved the garden very much. The only thing I'd say is the living room could be knocked through to make a bigger living space for the evenings in the winter. We spent most of our time outside or in the kitchen. The hot tub was a massive PLUS!!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

A lovely place

4 of 5
The setting of this house is so lovely - you can hear the bells from the Abbey down the road and listen to the Owls at night. The garden is fabulous with plenty of space for children to play and adults to relax. The location is also great, being so close to Bayeux but feeling so remote. We loved our stay I would make two comments however. The bathroom set up is quite unusual, being open to the bedroom and on view from the door. This did not worry us, but I know people who would struggle with the arrangement and I think it should probably be made clear. Also, lovely as the house itself is, it really needs a lot of the personal memorabilia to be removed in order for it feel comfortable as a holiday let. Despite these two factors, we would recommend Marcia for a holiday (possibly not with small children)
  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016