Arriving -- Eleven trains depart daily from Paris’s Gare St-Lazare. The 2 1/2-hour trip to Bayeux costs from 16€ f booked in advance online ( or call tel. 36-35). To drive to Bayeux from Paris (trip time: 3 hr.), take A13 to Caen and E46 west to Bayeux.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is on Rue St. Jean (; tel. 02-31-51-28-28).

Special Events -- The town goes wild on the first weekend in July during Fêtes Médiévales ( ;t

el. 02-31-92-03-30); the streets fill with market stalls, medieval dress, and themed treats during 2 days of medieval revelry. In mid-June, Bayeux is the finishing point for the annual Tour de Normandie (; tel. 06-28-33-00-75), a classic car race that winds through the Normandy countryside in elegant style.

FastFacts: Bayeux

ATMs/Banks -- There are banks throughout town, particularly along rue Saint-Malo.

Mail & Postage -- La Poste rue Larcher (tel. 36-31).

Pharmacies -- Pharmacie St Martin, 20 rue St Martin (tel. 02-31-92-00-22).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.