Bayeux is a city located on the river Aure, in Normandy, in the north-west of France, 10 kilometers from the coast of the Channel. Its medieval historic center is composed of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses, among which dominates the Notre-Dame cathedral, of Norman Gothic style.

The famous Bayeux Tapestry 68 meters long, dating from the eleventh century and representing the Norman invasion of England in 1066, is exhibited in an eighteenth century seminar.