The region and its history

The region is extremely rich in ancient and contemporary history.
Between Bayeux and Caen, the Bessin has seen two major events in its history, the influence of William the Conqueror and the Allied landings (D.DAY).
Throughout the visits in the region, these two stages are almost visible in all the villages.
In Caen, we find William's castle, as in Falaise, as well as the Ladies' Abbey of Caen and the Church of Saint Gilles initiated by Queen Matilda, and the Men's Abbey of Caen and its Church of Saint Stephen initiated by William the Conqueror. And in many communes, Commonwealth cemeteries where the combatants of all nationalities who took part in this impressive military operation can be found.

Bayeux cathedral arromanches tapestry

Bayeux Cathedral

D-Day beach - Normandy dday arromanches bayeux chateau les cedres omaha 1944

Boarding beach

The abbey to the men of Caen to the lady guillaume the conqueror queen mathilde abbey town hall

The Cean Men's Abbey

The port of Hontfleur painting boudin painter impressionists normandy chateau cedre B&B

The port of Honfleur

ville de Bayeux -Calvados normandie ouistreham honfleur deauville blonville cabourg trouville


Mont Saint Michel normandy castle cedars abbey

Mont Saint Michel

Arromanches the American artificial harbour harbour dday


Omaha Beach american dday 6 june 1944 landing beach

Omaha Beach