Bayeux is, of course, most famous for its wonderful tapestry, which is well worth a visit. But, it is also a beautiful town (city?), and has a wonderful cathedral. The present cathedral was consecrated in 1077, some 11 years after William the Conqueror had killed Harold at the Battle of Hastings.
Another claim to fame for Bayeux is that it was the first town to be liberated by the Allies after the D-Day landings. Only one day after the landings on the 6th of June 1944, Bayeux was liberated by the Allied forces.