The afternoon of Wednesday 25th September will be free.
- A guided tour to the historical town Bayeux is proposed
Ø If you are interested, please indicate your choice in the “registration form”. Price 20€ per person.
Drive to Bayeux via Omaha Beach along the coast. Visit of Bayeux. The small medieval town, capital of Bessin, stands proudly, inland from the D-Day Beaches. The area suffered little damage from the fights that occurred during the Battle of Normandy. You will visit the famous Bayeux Tapestry
, medieval masterpiece, embroidered in honour of William the Conqueror. The Bayeux Tapestry (Calvados) is an embroidery, 70 metres long, made in the 11th century. It is listed as a “Memory of the World” by UNESCO. Celebrating the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, this linen canvas was embroidered after the Battle of Hastings on October 14th, 1066. Vikings ships, Norman and Saxon cavalries illustrate the exploits of William and his opponent Harold, another pretender to the throne of England.
You will have the pleasure of strolling through the cobbled streets of the Episcopal city. You will see the half-timbered houses, mansions, welcoming shops and workshops. From the heart of the city’s conservation area, the towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral – consecrated in 1077 in the presence of the duke-king - proudly overlook the surrounding countryside and coastline.
Free time to stroll and back to Port en Bessin via Arromanches.
02:15 pm: Departure of the bus
06:45 pm: Arrival at the colloquium site
- You will have the possibility to practice “longe-côte” and “sea kayacking”
Registration will be possible at your arrival to Monday noon.
The « longe-côte » is a sport consisting in going hiking in sea with a water level between the navel and the shoulders, by using if need a paddle to move forward.
Longe-Côte : 15€ (1h30) wetsuit included
Sea kayacking: 34€ (2 hours) wetsuit and life jacket included
- One hour of golf training will be offered to each participant at your own convenience. Registration at the hotel desk.