Take a France self-catering holiday in medieval Bayeux

Well known for its long, 70-meter tapestry, Bayeux has the charm and fascinating history of a medieval city. The cathedral from the 13th and 15th centuries is also remarkable and well worth a visit during your stay. With NOVASOL, who specialise in France villas, you can choose holiday home rentals in Normandy near the centre of Bayeux, which is a stunning complex of stone buildings. Strolling through the old town, visitors can admire the medieval houses and old mills along the Aure. The Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Lace Conservatory are very popular and a must-see. However, hidden gems include wonderful local restaurants and the lesser frequented Jardin Botanique de Bayeux, which is a six-acre botanical garden just outside the city.

Where to book your France villas I Cities near Bayeux

This region is rich in tourist attractions and there are indeed a lot of places to visit in Normandy, which can make choosing a location for your France self-catering holiday a little tricky. Discover Honfleur with its timbered houses and its salt barns or visit the home of pianist Erik Satie and the Eugène Boudin museum. Do not miss the irresistibly chic resort of Deauville and its beaches and mansions. In Calvados, Caen and the magnificent abbeys there are worth a visit. Pont-Andemer is a beautiful medieval town with many canals, whilst Villedieu-les-Stoves is an unmatched city of craftsmanship, where you'll find a bell foundry, watches, copper workshop and home of lace. You can always return to your holiday rentals France in Normandy to put your feet up after exploring.

Visit castles, parks and gardens whilst self-catering France

There is plenty to do in and around Bayeux in Normandy, which will appeal to people of any age. Whilst self-catering France, visit Vendeuvre Castle, which houses a museum with a curious collection of miniature furniture. Castle Crèvecoeur, in its verdant surroundings, is a real lordship. At Falaise, where William the Conqueror was born, the imposing castle dominates the town. Although the architecture of these buildings is impressive, the surroundings of Bayeux in Normandy also have beautiful green areas. The Canon Park and Castle gardens are a delight, with waterfalls and statues among the blossoming trees and plentiful flowers. For a relaxing break during your holiday rentals France, both young and old will also enjoy the Devalparc leisure park in Livarot.