Bayeux: World renowned thanks to its famous tapestry dating back to the 1066 invasion of England, UNESCO classified Bayeux is one of the top tourist attractions in Normandy. It is also one of the oldest and best preserved Cities in Normandy with 2000 years of history. A walk through the old centre is a walk through time, from the Romano/Gallic era passing through medieval times, the period of industrial development and on to memories of the landings in 1944 and the arrival of General De Gaulle and his first speech in a liberated France.
Port en Bessin: The Premier fishing port in Normandy. Busy all year round, this little town has kept all its wonderful charm, providing inspiration to modern day movie directors, as well as famous Impressionist painters of the past such as Sisley and Seurat who made some 40 paintings of the subject. Liberated in an intense battle by 47 Royal Marine Commandos June 7th 1944 it became vitally important as the PLUTO “Pipeline under the Ocean” port supplying fuel to all the Allied forces during the battle of Normandy
Abbaye Sainte Marie de Longues: This Benedictine abbey was founded in the 13th Century and offers and exceptional testimony of religious life in the Middle Ages. Complete with all the buildings and spaces that constitute an Abbey, its architecture has evolved over the centuries. It belongs now to a private owner who lavishes the greatest care and attention on the Abbey, and who is delighted to be able to share its secrets with you.