France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Restaurants, Bayeux, France
Lots of dining choices in Bayeux, from simple cafés and charcuteries to full restaurants.




Bayeux has a good variety of restaurants, café-bars, light-meal eateries, and take-out shops (charcuterie, traiteur), from the haute cuisine of La Râpière (53 rue Saint-Jean, near the Office du Tourisme) to the less formal but very satisfying Reine Mathilde, serving a full list of fare as well as sandwiches and salads, with tables outdoors in good weather.

We also like the Cave a Bistrot "Le Volet qui Penche" (Wine Bar "The Leaning Shutter") opposite the Office du Tourisme, a friendly wine bar serving good food at moderate prices. Its walls are lined with bottles of wine, each marked with three prices: per glass, per bottle to go, per bottle served to you in the restaurant.

Cave a Bistrot Le Volet qui Penche, Bayeux, Normandy, France
There really is a "Leaning Shutter"...

Here's a tip: the wine choice can be bewildering, so drop in mid-morning or mid-afternoon to browse the wines and identify some you might want to order with a meal.

Everybody spots the waterside terrace of Le Moulin de la Galette by the picturesque water wheel near the Bayeux Tapestery Museum. Everybody then wants to dine there—a good idea. Most menu items are galettes (savory buckwheat crêpes) filled with cheese, meat, vegetables, mushrooms, etc., making a fine light meal. The restaurant has indoor dining rooms for rainy or cool days.

Le Moulin de la Galette Restaurant, Bayeux, Normandy, France
Le Moulin de la Galette overlooking the river...

If you're on a budget, or don't feel like indulging in a full meal at lunch, bring (or buy) a picnic or a sandwich, and in good weather sit on a bench in a park beside the cathedral and enjoy the sun.

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Hotel-Restaurant La Reine Mathilde, Bayeux, Normandy, France

The terrace restaurant of the Hôtel La Reine Mathilde is always filled with happy diners.

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