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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

Perfect in every way

5 of 5
Where to start? We chose this property because a) it was close to Omaha beach, which we knew to be an interesting and beautiful beach, and b) there was a pool. Both of these features well exceeded expectations. We enjoyed daily walks on the beach, watching the ever changing coastline (we saw dolphins twice and a seal on three occasions), swam in the sea most days (really clean shoreline, all sand, slow incline so you never get out of your depth), followed by a warmer swim in the pristine pool (owner checks and cleans it daily). We twice walked up to the American military cemetery (c. 5 mile round trip, but lovely walk, mostly down the beach) and there are two Omaha museums walkable (one at the Vierville end, the other at St Laurent sur mer). Overall, this was a great base for D day explorations but also 20 mins to Bayeux and 15 mins to Port en Bessen (pretty port and good Sunday market). A small but well stocked supermarket also walkable (in Vierville sur mer), only closed on Thursdays. The property itself is perfectly located, so quiet, with a stunning view of the beach from both the kitchen and living room - both rooms have huge picture windows. It is also really well equipped - only two years old, seemed to have brand new dish washer, washing machine, cooker, iron, etc. All the crockery you'd need and we were particularly impressed by how well stocked the kitchen was with dishwasher and washing tabs, bin bags, etc (in places we've stayed at before, there's often only one or two of such items). Wifi and phone reception pretty poor with the hills immediately behind, but that wasn't important to us. A real find that we will be returning to without a doubt.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Very impressed

5 of 5
The "bakery" was very impressive. It had all you needed, was perfectly fitted out, even to the firewood to keep you toastie warm. It was very quiet. With just the birds and rustling of the leaves to wake you of a morning. The bakery was clean, and tidy. As was the other buildings and gardens in the property. Claude and Pascale were brilliant and very accomodating hosts. Claude explained everything, even showed my husband around his garden, talking about the different trees and shrubs. It is an easy drive to Bayeux, where you will find amble places for shopping, and is close to all the D-Day memorials. You must try the old towns butcher and pastry maker, beats the bigger shopping centre. We found all the locals spoke a little English, and when they didn't we still effectively communicated, with a point and a smile. We had an easy drive from CDG airport, and also an easy drive out to Mont St Michel. If we were to travel back from Australia, we would stay here again. Thanks Natalie and Corey (Cairns, Australia)
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Excellent Golden

5 of 5
The property is in a nice quiet country area but within easy reach of all the Normandy sites. It was very clean and tidy and had all the equipment required for our stay. There is ample off road parking and a nice large garden with ample outdoor seating and a BBQ. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return. I would recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016