You can visit the castle of William the Conqueror in Falaise which is 45 minutes south from Bayeux. The Castle illustrates the power of the Dukes of Normandy and is an impressive structure perched high on a rock.
Bayeux was the first town that was liberated after the D Day landing. It is in fact a good choice for a home base from which to visit the beaches. The town is a wonderful example of Norman architecture with buildings from the 13 th to the 18 the century. It is also where you can view the famous Bayeux Tapestry. This 68 meter cloth from the 11th Century depicts the story of William the Conqueror and the Norman invasion of England in 58 descriptive scenes.