We stayed at the Churchill Hotel in Bayeux while we were in Normandy. It was the hotel that Winston Churchill stayed in when he was in Bayeux. Bayeux was the first city to be liberated on D-Day (by Great Britain), so today it looks much like it would have looked during WWII. The population of Bayeux is ~13,000, so it’s a decent sized town. Bayeux was founded during 1 B.C. as a Gallo-Roman settlement named Augustodurom, in honor of Emperor Augustus. I wasn’t a fan of the food in Paris; however, I did enjoy the food in Bayuex. I ate a traditional Norman chicken dish, Poulet Vallée d’Auge, at two different restaurants in Bayeux.
There is one iconic building missing from this blog post — the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux. Photographs of Bayeux’ beautiful cathedral can be seen in this blog post.
The Churchill Hotel is on the left of this photograph. The grocery store, Carrefour, where we purchased our picnic groceries is adjacent to the hotel.
Signs like these were located on the roads as you entered and left cities. This sign indicated that we were entering Bayeux. The signs indicating that you were leaving a city were similar, except with a diagonal redline going through the sign.