For family holidays, Normandy is an excellent choice with attractions to keep everyone happy, from outdoor activity centres to zoos, museums, a small theme park and miles of sandy beaches. For those interested in history the region is full of museums dedicated to Roman History, the Norman Conquest and the Second World War – especially D Day.  And in the heart of Normandy you will find wonderful rolling countryside, gardens and châteaux. Worthy of a trip are Le Mont St-Michel just over the departmental border in Brittany, the Palace de Versailles west of Paris and even Paris itself.

Our kids have also got in on the act by choosing some of their favourite attractions in Normandy for children.

Bayeux Tapestry

Description: A world famous 230ft long tapestry depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. An audio commentary is available to aid your enjoyment.

Location: Centre Guillaume le Conquérant, 13 bis, rue de Nesmond.

General Info: Open all year except over Christmas , New Year and second week in Jan. Times – 9AM-7PM – May-August Adult €9 and over 10’s €4*. See the website for latest information.


Our recommendations: If you are interested in history, then it would be criminal to pass by the opportunity to see the tapestry. On the other hand, if you are not, then this is a place best avoided as it is not high on easy entertainment.

For the children: If they are doing a school history project on the Normans then it’s a must, otherwise they will be reluctant company!

* all prices are subject to change, please check the provider’s website for latest information


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