Premiere Classe Bayeux
No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsPremiere Classe Bayeux
decent hotel, very small rooms
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Premiere Classe Bayeux
Travel Blogs from Bayeux
We have only done two battlefield tours on this trip, but at both of them we've accidentally timed our arrival shortly before the anniversary of the actual battle. As at Gallipoli last month, we found ourselves in Normandy fairly close to June 6 and all its accompanying fanfare. In Bayeux we saw advertising and merchandise everywhere touting the …
Normandy was really worth a visit. We had a great guide who took George under her wing and asked him lots of questions, some of which he knew the answers to so he was stoked. We spent the morning at the war museum where the guide gave us a lot of insight into what was happening in France leading up to the war and the Normandy invasion. Pretty horrific stuff for the ...
... with a heavy mist which made this somber memorial even more moving.
We learned than many in France supported the Germans during the war, but there were just as many people opposed the regimen and formed the famous Resistance movement. In recent years the French have begun the painful process of acknowledging their part in helping the Germans exterminate Jewish people and are now teaching a more accurate ...
... and I felt guilty that we were here seeing this rather than our history-buff Dads!)
To provide a little background, there were 5 landing sectors on D-day; “Utah” and “Omaha” were the American sectors, “Gold” and “Sword” were the British sectors, and “Juno” was the lone Canadian sector. From east to west it went Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword - with a section of cliffs, including Pont du Hoc, in-between Utah ...
... then tick it off the list of "Unforgettable Things to See".
Using back roads, we set a course for the cities of Le Havre (to see the city that was rebuilt in a unique way after being almost completely destroyed in WW2) and Caen (to see the city which was integral to WW2 battles). The roads were just so busy and it became a very stressful day. Towards the end of the day we arrived at the World War 2 famous beaches and traffic ...