Tour of the Western Front
Trip Start Aug 11, 2008
60Trip End ??? ??, 2010
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Trent, as we all know, is a military history buff so this was on his list of things to do on his "pilgrimage".
The town was really lovely itself and is home of the aptly named Bayeux Tapestry, which is a very long and narrow hanging on which are embroidered figures and inscriptions comprising a representation of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. It is believed to have been commissioned in the 1070s by Bishop Odo of Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror and is over 70 meters long. Unfortunately we were unable to take any photos. Bayeux also has a huge lovely old Cathedral which was built in the 1070s
Here's a link to wikipedia (can always rely on it!) for some more info and pictures http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry
Trent went on a Band of Brothers tour of the surrounding region, visiting the most strategic and memorable sites from the book and movie so he was pretty chuffed to have had the chance to do that.
Not quite London yet, one last quick stop back in Paris before we cross the channel to the land of the Poms!!! Bayeux however gave us a good taste of what the cold weather was going to be like in Europe... bloody freeeezing brrrrr..
Where I stayed
Association Fuas - Family House