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Address: Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 92 01 85
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15:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 12:00
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Mon - Fri 15:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of...

The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century after the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066, ties with England were strong. You'll see a reference to the turbulent past above the south transept portal where sculpted scenes show the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England. The Bayeux Tapestry was kept here from the 11th to the 18th centuries, probably displayed for the first time on the day the cathedral was consecrated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror.

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Beautiful cathedral

This lovely cathedral is right in the heart of Bayeux, itself an interesting place to wander through especially the old-town section.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This lovely cathedral is right in the heart of Bayeux, itself an interesting place to wander through especially the old-town section.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its worth getting Rick Steves book on Paris to learn about this monument. ANd we totally felt that the wait to see the towers was worth it. Amazing structure and history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cathedral is amazing and we spent an happy hour looking around. Then last night we attended an outstanding show where they projected the Bayeux Tapestry onto the walls of the Cathedral. It was magnificent and if you get the opportunity to see it on Wednesdays, Saturday and Sunday evenings for the month of December 2016 to celebrate the 950th... More 

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Very beautiful church but found it difficult to see everything because of the crowds. The outside architecture was amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through the streets of Bayeux and coming upon this magnificent cathedral can really transport you in time. The interior has been well kept and has many placards explaining the history of the church and the Catholic faith. Certainly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love cathedrals...and this one didnt fail to impress me. There was no one else in when we visited but well worth a walk around to just admire the design and architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Rick Steves material as a guide to help us to discover many of the treasures and stories in the Notre Dame Cathedral. It was originally constructed in 1077 by Bishop Odo of Conteville (whose half-brother was William the Conquerer; the Bishop is depicted numerous times in the Bayeux Tapestry, and some believe it was he who commissioned it).The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice and impressive cathedral. It took hundreds of years to construct and is beautiful. One needs to walk inside and out. Unfortunately there are no tours in the winter off season

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is really beautifull and quiet. It is even more beautifull at night when it is enlighted.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a part of a tour. Fortunately the Church was empty on a November weekday. The Church striking in the morning. It faces the rising sun and radiates throughout Bayeux. A must see.

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