D-DayOn the 6th June 1944 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy to liberate France from it's Nazi occupiers. Maybe one of the most popular reasons for visiting a Bed and Breakfast Normandy is to be able to stand in the footsteps of these brave soldiers who changed the face of the world. Over 10,000 men were killed that day and they are commemorated with many moving museums, memorials, and cemeteries which remind us of their sacrifice.
The Bayeux TapestryIt was from these same beaches that William the Conqueror set sail to invade England and wrestle the throne from Harold, culminating in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The events that lead up to the battle and the defeat of Harold are depicted in the 70m long Bayeux Tapestry. This spectacular work of 11th century art is housed in a museum in the Normandy town of Bayeux. A must see while you are staying at a Bed and Breakfast Normandy.
Medieval RouenStrolling through the beautifully restored medieval quarter of Rouen, you'd be forgiven for forgetting it's stormy past. Viewing the magnificent cathedral that inspired Monet you're also at the site where the legendary French heroine Joan of Arc was tried and burnt at the stake for heresy in 1431. Wherever you walk in the city of a hundred spires you are bombarded with the rich artefacts of gothic artistry.
Weekend BreakIf you're looking for a Weekend Break filled with compelling history or maybe just cider and camembert then Normandy is the perfect place to start. Choose from our carefully selected range of unique B&Bs at Bed and Breakfast Normandy and explore the region. A Weekend Break designed to move and inspire you.