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14 Facts About Bayeux
Bayeux is located at the crossroads of RN 13 and the train route Paris-Caen-Cherbourg.
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River Aure flows through Bayeux, offering panoramic views from a number of locations.
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Bayeux was built on a crossroads between Lisieux and Valognes, developing first on the west bank of the river.
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Under Richard the Lionheart, Bayeux was wealthy enough to purchase a municipal charter.
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The capture of Bayeux heralded a return to prosperity as new families replaced those decimated by war, and they built some 60 mansions scattered throughout the city, with stone supplanting wood.
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Bayeux is the home of a memorial to all of the journalists who have lost their lives while reporting.
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The large Norman-Romanesque and Gothic Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux, consecrated in 1077, was probably the original home of the tapestry, where William's half-brother Odo of Bayeux would have had it displayed.
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Jardin botanique de Bayeux is a local botanical garden dating from 1864.
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