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Bayeux

(bäyo͞o`, Fr. bäyö`), town (1990 pop. 15,106), Calvados dept., N France, in Normandy, near the English Channel. It is a farm and communications center, noted for its lace industry. A Roman town and episcopal see from the 4th cent., it was burned (1105) by Henry I of England. Sections of its Romanesque church withstood the fire and form a part of the remarkable Gothic cathedral built for the most part in the 13th cent. The town is particularly famous for its museum containing the Bayeux tapestryBayeux tapestry.
This so-called tapestry is in fact an embroidery that chronicles the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror (William I) in 1066. It is a long, narrow strip of coarse linen, 230 ft by 20 in.
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. In World War II, Bayeux was the first French city liberated by the Allies (June 8, 1944).

Bayeux

a town in NW France, on the River Aure: its museum houses the Bayeux tapestry and there is a 13th-century cathedral: dairy foods, plastic. Pop.: 14 961 (1999)
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At the Bayeux Cemetery service, 95-yearold Frank Baugh gave his own moving, personal account of how he was a signalman on a landing craft that took 200 troops from 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry from Newhaven to Sword beach.
At the Bayeux Cemetery service, 95-year-old Frank Baugh gave his own moving, personal account of how he was a signalman on a landing craft that took 200 troops from 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry from Newhaven to Sword beach.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at Bayeux Cathedral
She tweeted: "What a privilege today in Bayeux to meet 95-year-old John from Dumfries.
Of course, 900 years before D-Day, another great battle helped to shape the course of British history, and its 70m-long hand-woven record is synonymous with the town of Bayeux. So, while you are here, take the opportunity to enjoy a 25-minute-long audio tour of the Bayeux Tapestry Museum - a salient distraction.
Bayeux is the first French town to be liberated from German occupation on 7 June 1944.
The French town of Bayeux created the award in 1994 as a tribute to war correspondents who risk their lives to expose the horrors of war.
The Bayeux Tapestry is of huge importance, as it recounts a crucial moment in British and French history, 1066."
A section from the Bayeux tapestry is featured in this photograph, provided by the Mairie de Bayeux (Bayeux city hall), in Normandy
France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the tale of how William the Conqueror came to invade England in 1066, an official at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris said on Wednesday.
Price Includes Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais Two nights' stay with continental breakfast in France Five nights' stay with dinner & continental breakfast in Austria Journey on the Glacier Express Journey on the Bernina Express Visit to Klosters in Switzerland Visit to the principality of Liechtenstein Service of our Tour Manager Rouen, Honfleur & the Bayeux Tapestry 4 days from PS249, 27 May 2016 Discover the medieval city of Rouen, admire the incredible skill and work that went into the incomparable Bayeux Tapestry, and delight in the quaint port of Honfleur.