Around the hotel
The Grand Hôtel du Luxembourg in Bayeux invites you to discover Normandy, the Bessin coast and its surroundings. Visit the D-Day beaches, the Bayeux tapestry, museums, outings, leisure activities and walks for a pleasant stay in Calvados.
Bayeux has many architectural treasures. As you stroll through the narrow streets of the medieval town, you will feel the soul of the town.
By day or by night, you will be seduced by the charm of Bayeux and you will travel through history when you visit the Tapestry Museum or Bayeux Cathedral.
Discover the charm of Normandy with its varied landscapes, local gastronomy and historical heritage.
Take in the stunning scenery along the coastline and cliffs, then travel through the plains and hedgerows while enjoying the quiet of the countryside.
Want to learn more about the cultural heritage of Normandy? Take a walk along the paths leading to the historic buildings that survived the bombings of the Second World War.
Let yourself be guided by the paths and greenways that you can find on Calvados Tourisme, we also have maps and information directly at the hotel.
If you want to enjoy a bike ride to discover unusual places in Normandy, contact us, we rent mountain bikes and equipment for half a day, a whole day or several days.
The Bayeux Tapestry Museum, just a few steps from the hotel, houses the famous tapestry of the Middle Ages.
The Bayeux Tapestry, embroidered in the 11th century, will take you on a journey in the footsteps of William the Conqueror, an emblematic figure in the history of Normandy.
In the centre of Bayeux, the Tapestry Museum is surrounded by historical monuments, private mansions and numerous pedestrian walkways along the Aure.
You will be immersed in the daily life of the 11th century thanks to the models, maps, photographs and films that make the visit lively and impressive.
A children's area welcomes children and introduces them to the historical heritage through playful workshops.
A few steps from your hotel, in the heart of the medieval city, you will be surprised by the Notre Dame Cathedral...
In Romanesque and Gothic styles, this jewel of Norman architecture was home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry for nearly eight centuries.
You will discover the history of the cathedral, through a rich and finely worked furniture and will be able to access the treasure room and the chapter house.
Close to the hotel, Arromanches and the D-Day Museum and its 360° cinema, immerse you in the heart of the Second World War...
The D-Day Museum in Arromanches allows you to discover the history of artificial harbours and relive the great moments of the Battle of Normandy.
Located in front of the remains of the artificial harbour Mulberry B, built by the Americans, the museum presents this incredible technical feat. Models, scenography and presentation of the collections support the guided tour.
The 360° Cinema shows the film "The Price of Freedom" on 9 screens in a circular room.
A patchwork of archival images of the 1944 D-Day landings and the Normandy of today, the 360° projection lets you experience this terrible page of history in real life.
A small tourist train takes you from the D-Day Museum to the circular cinema.
This place of remembrance and meditation is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, 20 km from your hotel in Bayeux...
In an area of 70 hectares, on a hill overlooking Omaha Beach, discover the American cemetery of Omaha Beach.
Situated along one of the D-Day beaches, Omaha Beach is a seaside resort with a long history.
This emotional place contains the graves of 9,387 fallen soldiers. The chapel, the memorial and the garden of the missing complete the site.
To bring the past to life, the Omaha Beach Memorial organises impressive re-enactments every year. Every day at 4.30 pm, the visitor attends the ceremony of the colours, a solemn and significant moment.
Located 30 km from your hotel in Bayeux, a moving site steeped in history...
During the Second World War, La Pointe du Hoc was a strategic point for German fortifications on the Normandy coast. You will therefore see many huge blockhouses that have remained intact, witnesses of a sad and dark page of history.
This site, with its lunar landscape, still preserves the remains of the German artillery battery as well as the deep traces of the fighting that took place there.
Juaye-Mondaye is located seven kilometres south of Bayeux, very close to the hotel.
In the Normandy countryside, discover the Abbey of Mondaye, occupied by a community of Prémontrés. You can visit the abbey church, the sacristy, the main conventual rooms including the very large library of 50,000 volumes.
In Caen, visit the Abbey of Men, one of the two great abbeys of the region, along with the Abbey of Women. The two abbey churches contain the tombs of Queen Matilda and William the Conqueror.
You will visit the abbeys freely, and will be charmed by the beauty and authenticity of the places.
20 km from your hotel in Bayeux, the balloon museum and castle in Balleroy will take you to the skies...
The castle is richly furnished, with an important collection of works by great painters and an English-style library that is well worth a visit.
Housed in the former stables of the castle, the museum tells the unusual story of hot-air balloons and gas balloons.
The French gardens and the English park make the visit of the site more enjoyable.
130 km from the hotel, visit the Mont Saint Michel, a must-see during your stay in Normandy...
As you approach Mont St Michel, you will be struck by the imposing abbey, overlooking the village of Le Mont.
As you walk around Mont St Michel, you will fall under the charm of its medieval streets, which hide treasures in every corner that are classified as Historic Monuments. Each house is a real architectural gem.
No wonder that more than 3,000,000 visitors flock to the site every year.
Cabourg is a family resort 60 km from the hotel. Take a breath of fresh air for a seaside getaway.
You will be charmed by the "Belle Époque" décor of the Normandy resort. Take advantage of a day out with your family or your loved ones in Cabourg to stroll along the seafront.
Its seaside and beach, between relaxation, swimming and sunbathing, offer you a wide choice of water activities.
Cabourg is a source of inspiration and creativity for artists, so you can discover many art galleries. Don't miss the guided tours that will tell you the history of this family resort.
The surroundings of Cabourg are not lacking in interest, and the hinterland is full of typical villages. You will go from one discovery to another, meeting craftsmen and women, tasting the gastronomy of the Normandy region and the hospitality of its inhabitants.
90 km from the hotel, Honfleur opens the doors to the Pays d'Auge and the Côte Fleurie...
Honfleur offers intense entertainment, which makes the Normandy seaside resort a privileged place of entertainment.
Discover Honfleur and its picturesque streets: the old basin, the church of Sainte Catherine, its old houses, the marina...
Take a nature break at the Naturospace and admire the collections of exotic and tropical butterflies. An array of colours that will transport you to Ecuador.
Climb to the heights of Honfleur on the Côte de Grâce, to contemplate a magnificent panorama of the estuary.
Honfleur's blue flag beach, Plage du Butin, will appeal to lovers of the coastline and small beaches.
To get from the Bayeux hotel to Honfleur: Take the direction of Caen, Mondeville, then the Normandy motorway to Honfleur.
Discover the town of Lisieux, located 1 hour's drive from your hotel in Bayeux.
Lisieux is located in the middle of the valleys and hedgerows of Calvados. Famous for its beautiful Basilica of Saint Theresa of Lisieux, discover this important place of pilgrimage.
To discover the city at its best, take advantage of the dramatised tours, the "Secret Nights", which will introduce you to the characters who have helped shape the history of the city.
To do: in the heart of the Normandy countryside, you can taste the specialities of the region and visit distilleries and cider houses.