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Notre Dame Cathedral

Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 01 85
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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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Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 01 85
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral is beautiful. Outside is a must see after sunset when illuminated by lights. The architecture outside is almost delicate in appearance. Visit the inside during the day to get the effects made by natural light. Beautiful.

Thank Alex N
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I attended Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m. and although the Mass was Italian, it was beautiful and of course easy to follow, since the liturgy worldwide is the same. On Monday, we returned to tour this most beautiful Cathedral, which fortunately was...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a few minutes to go inside this beautiful cathedral and marvel at the architecture and stained glass windows. Afterwards, go outside and look up at the 'gargoyles' that are at the top of the cathedral. Beautiful!

Thank imwmn913
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent visit to Bayeux. This cathedral is not to be missed. Even ongoing reconstruction did not dampen our enthusiasm for this majestic structure.

Thank Bonnie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive on the outside, more sedate on the inside which is more typical of France than say Italy.

Thank MSPDoc
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see Cathedral in the town. It is free and a nice highlight of the town. It seems as though the chapel is being renovated and it would be nice if there could be a bit more information on the relationship of...More

Thank JLUW
Reviewed 6 days ago

First let me say that I was completely blown away by the cathedral as we walked into town, I simply hadn't realized it was going to be so large and impressive. I did not do my homework, did not realize there were tours, etc, so...More

Thank sjb95u
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see if you are in the city, although there was some damage to the windows these have been repaired and the sun shone through the beautiful stained glass spreading the rich colours across the stone walls, we were able to descend and enter...More

Thank 307Jocelyn
Reviewed 6 days ago

beautiful cathedral a must see in a beautiful town. There are a lot of signs about to tell its history and is also very serene. Nice grounds on the outside with excavations going back to romans

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another beautiful Notre Dame cathedral except instead of being a Gothic masterpiece, this one is in the Romanesque style. This is the church where William the soon-to-be Conqueror forced his cousin Harold to swear an oath to him. When Harold broke the oath,...More

Thank jbg74
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13 April 2017|
Response from Lberthout14 |
Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
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Response from plbeckett68 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I have no idea. We were not there during that time.