Cherbourg (Normandy), France
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Approximately 7 hours
Your first stop today is at Bayeux, the former capital of the Bessin and the first French town to be liberated during World War II. Fortunately, there was no damage incurred here during the war, despite the prominence of the cathedral that still keeps watch over the town.
You will have the amazing opportunity to see the Bayeux Tapestry -- a skillful work of art and a truly unique record of events of the Norman Conquest and final victory in 1066. The embroidery, in colored wool on a piece of linen, remains the most accurate and lively document to survive from the Middle Ages, providing detailed information on the clothes, ships, arms and general manners of the period.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
This afternoon, discover the fine Norman-Gothic cathedral, which bears the marks of the many changes it has undergone over the centuries. Your knowledgeable guide will talk you through the fascinating history as you admire the period features, frescoes, furniture and works of art.
Return to the ship at the conclusion of your visit.
Please note: Inside church visit(s) may not be possible if religious services are being held. Wear comfortable walking shoes.