The northern French town of Bayeux is best known for the eponymous tapestry that depicts the 11th-century Norman Conquest. You can see it, of course, on display at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. The cloth’s original home was the Bayeux Cathedral, which still towers over the area, looking a bit like a Gothic wedding cake. Inside you’ll find beautifully detailed murals and haunting crypts. Bayeux makes an excellent jumping off point to tour nearby historic WWII sites.
Things to do in Bayeux
4 based on 952 reviews
The owners Isabelle and Thierry Lhuillery are strongly attached to the region, which displays lot's of famous specialities. Their cooking is both original and typical. The owners know pretty well the local producers, with whom they have been working for many years. When the ingredients are cooked, it is always in the respect of their original flavour, only spices and fresh herbs are added in order to make the best come out of them. Enjoy eating fresh sea food straight from the coast; try our daily raw marinated fish course, or a slice of duck foie gras flavoured with apple fragrances. Don't miss our Normandy beef and duck breast, or our delicate fish dressed with a light cream dressing. Do not also go by, without tasting our local cheeses such as : Camembert, Pont L’Eveque, Livarot or Neufchatel. And finally to put a pleasant end to this perfect meal try a chaudfroid apple dessert... It will be our pleasure to help you choosing in our wine and cider list the most appropriate beverage.
This restaurant is outstanding. The food and service are excellent and come at a reasonable price. I had various seafood dishes both nights and was very satisfied. My wife had fish and beef and both were delightful. Desserts are excellent as well. In my opinion, it is the best in Bayeux.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Charming restaurant on a sunny quiet terrasse along the river. Direct in front of the Tapestry Museum, close to the Cathedral and the historical town center.
It could have been the setting. We arrived in Bayeux in the late afternoon, walked around the town and saw the Cathedral lit up and looking magical. Then we went to this restaurant and saw the lovely water wheel and beautiful old building that housed the restaurant. It was raining slightly, so we started with some tea, which was presented so lovely. All four of us ordered galetes and they were all fabulous. For desert we split two sweet crepes. They were both really tasty, but we actually preferred the plain one best! The service was great, and the staff friendly. Just such a wonderful evening!
4 based on 277 reviews
At the centre of Bayeux, enjoy regional and seasonal products at the Lion d'Or Restaurant. This restaurant, at the heart of the Normandy region, gives guests the opportunity to try some of the specialities of this rich gastronomic area. Chef Jérôme Alix has designed several set menus as well as a generous à la carte menu. In the restaurant itself or on its Terrace, you can savour suckling veal bred in Normandy, for example, before delving into a selection of local cheese and finishing in style with an apple Saint-Honoré cake, accompanied by a light Calvados cream and cider caramel.
Another highly rated restaurant from Google Maps and the Bayeux tourist brochure. The restaurant is part of the hotel with the same name and tucked away off the main street so very quiet. There is a nice patio and also tables available inside. The food was fantastic and well presented. We had the oysters and crab canneloni for starters and the lamb and the suckling pig for the mains. For dessert we shared the strawberries and ice cream. Service was excellent and staff spoke English.
4 based on 675 reviews
We enjoyed our three course dinner at this charming restaurant conveniently located near Bayeaux's impressive Cathedral. The service was friendly and timely, the food was well presented and delicious and the price was reasonable. Do give this place a try, you won't be disappointed.
4 based on 386 reviews
We had dinner here our next to last night in Bayeux. It was great, reasonably priced as well. The staff was excellent, we felt like locals! Im not sure but i dont think they are open every night, at least i didnt see them open the night before so check on their times.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
In the heart of Bayeux, La Rapiere is a warm and traditionnal restaurant, with a food that we try every day to raise to offer you high standard meals. Please note : bookings are highly recommended, we don't accept pets, and unfortunately we don't have vegan options.
This restaurant is obviously highly-regarded so expectations were high when I booked for the Valentines evening meal. All of our expectations were met and exceeded and I'm not sure eating out will be the same again after experiencing what I would consider to be a truly perfect evening.
Booking a table from the UK was no trouble at all and a deposit was taken over the phone. I explained I had a nut allergy and when we arrived they knew exactly who we were and I even had my own desert, which is something most places don't manage.
The food and wine was exceptional from start to finish, the service was very friendly and everything was explained in detail which was much appreciated.
Will surely come back in the future at the earliest opportunity and would recommend La Rapiere to anyone who appreciates amazing food and service to match.
4.5 based on 280 reviews
Popped in here for a quick lunch after a visit to the Bayeux tapestry - the crepes here are amazing. Quick service and reasonably good value, given its locations. Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 270 reviews
As Marc Fortier is french & his wife Dara is Irish, that makes for a warm welcome in french and english! Our aim is to give a friendly welcome whilst providing simple but good food & drinks at reasonable prices! Our food menu includes - FISH & CHIPS, hamburgers, fresh sandwiches, omelettes, homemade soup, toasted sandwiches, salads, & for those missing them - hot dogs! We also have a tasty choice of crepes, waffles & warm chocolate cake ..To drink, we have the treasured produce of Normandys apples.. apple juice, cider, Pommeau & Calvados. We also have the goodness of Guinness- of course!To quench your thirst further, we have a wide range of fruit juices, sodas, mineral water & very good coffee !! Food & drink service continues all through the day, so if you'd like a tasty omelette at 11.30Am or 5pm - yes we can ! Just follow the signs for the main entrance to the Bayeux Tapestry, we're the red building just opposite ! We look forward to welcoming you : ) Marc et Dara :)
Great neighborhood pub! The sign in the window stated English spoken here! The special Sandwich offered was a Toasty, a ham and cheese with chips or fries and coleslaw. It was delivered to our table piping hot! It had a nice atmosphere and was definitely cozy on a drizzly, chilly evening! It's close to Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. Would recommend when in Bayeux!
4.5 based on 743 reviews
Apres 20h00 uniquement sur reservation Le midi: plat du jour 9,70 euros avec un verre de vin(10 cl) offert. Le soir : un menu unique qui change tous les jours, (entrée, plat du jour, dessert) 19,50 euros
My spouse and I visited Cave-Bistro Le Volet Qui Penche for dinner on a Friday evening in early September 2017. In general, the restaurant/shop serves lunch and dinner on Mondays through Saturdays (although just dinner on Saturdays, no lunch). Additionally, the bistro is closed on Mondays during the winter months. Reservations are highly recommended; this is a popular dining spot. We stayed nearby at the Villa Lara, and it was less than a 5-minute walk to the restaurant.
Le Volet Qui Penche, whose name might have something to do with “shutters” or “blinds”, is located in a little house that overlooks the Aure River, across from the waterwheel and next to the smallest house in France. This wine bar and bistro is tiny, offering just a few tables positioned among the racks shelved with wines chosen by its wine connoisseur and caviste (cellarman) owner. Several windows, a sort of suspended staircase, a small free-standing cozy fireplace, and a decorative bar (used for serving drinks and food rather than for sitting and drinking) create an inviting atmosphere.
The bistro serves classic seasonal farm-to-table French cuisine. At lunchtime, a plat du jour and a glass of wine costs about 10 Euros, whereas for dinner, a three-course menu du jour is less than 20 Euros. Cheese and charcuterie plates are available between mealtimes, as are salads, omelets, and escargot.
We ordered one of the three-course menus du jour, which consisted of a sort of croque-monsieur as a starter, a main dish of cod with ratatouille, and finished with a profiterole dessert). My spouse ordered a la carte, including 6 huitres (oysters) as a starter followed by a generous beef tartare as a main course. We initially began with a glass of Poire Verre and a soft drink (they offered only regular soda, but not diet/”light”), but then shared a bottle of Pouilly V Blanch. Not normally patrons who purchase a bottle of wine with dinner, we were pleased to accept the host’s recommendation, and even happier when the bottle turned out to be affordable. (Oh, how we wish that were the case in the United States!) Our dinner and drinks totaled about 100 Euros.
We loved our dinner at Le Volet Qui Penche; the food was tasty, the setting was adorable, and the host/owner offered pleasant interaction.
4.5 based on 516 reviews
You're restaurant is closed Wednesday evening,and all day thursday and all day sunday (off saison). In season we welcome you until 12 o'clock for the lunch and 7.00pm For the dinner.
Outstanding! We had lunch and dinner during our most recent stay and each time we left knowing we had just had an experience more than we had just eaten a meal. We caught food highs while eating our appetizer course.
We first ate here for dinner on Friday evening which immediately prompted us to make Reservations for lunch because the meal was so incredible and there was so much more to enjoy from the menu. My wife had the poached egg with chorizo appetizer which was so good I knew I wanted it for lunch the next day.
We both had the scallop entree second course which we were really looking forward being near the coast. They did not disappoint! And for lunch the next day we both ordered a salad bowl...mine was chicken and rice and my wife’s was veal and pasta. My wife loved hers; mine tasted like grandma’s chicken and rice soup! Incredible and perfect for the cold Normandy weather.
The staff was super helpful and friendly. They recommended some extraordinary wine pairings. Overall each meal cost us much less than we were accustomed to coming from the US and Germany.
We would absolutely eat here again and look forward to the opportunity!
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