Baj'O, permanent trail in Bayeux

The BAJ’O, a permanent orientation trail, comes to life in Bayeux! From beacon to beacon, five routes are currently available. While two of them are specially dedicated to athletes (timed, without additional content), three offer a tourist version: carried out by college students, in conjunction with professionals, these alternatives are supplemented with historical information to discover or rediscover the history of the city. In sport mode or in walk mode, with a smartphone or a traditional paper map, explore Bayeux in a different way!

The themed trails

Orientation trails can be completed using the VikAzimut application, available for free on Google Play. The iPhone version is in development and should be available from summer 2021. Those most connected will be able to use the application to scan the QR Codes present on each beacon or automatically geolocate themselves. Fans will be delighted to find the famous marks of the orienteering race. For those, the maps can be downloaded above or available at the Bayeux tourist office (Pont Saint-Jean).

Walk mode - Objective: discover Bayeux at your own pace

  • Tourist information
  • No timing
  • Imposed order
  • Automatic validation of positions by geolocation
  • Automatic geolocation

Sport mode - Objective: to be as fast as possible by choosing the best route

  • No tourist information
  • Timing
  • Free order
  • Post validation by QR Codes or NFC
  • GPS assistance with penalty
  • GPX trace and statistics

> Download the instructions in PDF format

Thematic routes

D-Day route: Bayeux in the Second World War - A real dive into the heart of the city's "places of memory", this route also highlights the testimonies of women and men who, very young, experienced the occupation and then liberation. Some even joined the Resistance.

Medieval Route - An emissary of King Philippe Le Bel must deliver a message to the priory of the canons regular of the Hôtel Dieu. This is the opportunity to discover Bayeux during this medieval period.

Unusual course - This course, dedicated to small alleys and other local curiosities, offers a new reading of Bayeux and invites in particular to look up.


Letot College in Bayeux
Tourist office of Bayeux
Bayeux Museum