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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 yesterday via mobile

We stayed in bayeux for our d day beach tours. We happened upon this church, what a treat! We had come from Paris and this church rivals this churches of paris. Beautiful stained glass. No crowds. My husband bought a history of the Catholic church...More

Thank bettykid
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a quite magnificent building dating back to William the Conqueror. Whilst fairly plain inside, it is huge, with a tall vaulted ceiling! Outside, admire the exquisite carved stone and the hidden flying buttresses that support the upper walls of the Cathedral, and the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Norte Dame in Bayeux is a big, Catholic church. It looked liked it might have been under some renovation inside.... areas of dust abound. Compared to other big, old Catholic churches, this one was fairly empty, laking in the usual adornments.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very large and beautiful inside. Lots of info in english. Happened to be a wedding when we went thru so bonus for us. Can be done in 30 minutes or longer.

Thank momskier
Reviewed 4 days ago

Something we did not expect was this great attraction. Worth a visit especially at organ recital time. Great stained glass and a very impressive structure you will not forget.

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely cathedral and we were lucky to hear the choir rehearsing. Interesting how they've integrated two styles. Worth a ten minutes walk through.

Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 6 days ago

What can be said that has not been said already? Even though the line is very long, it moves fast so just get in it. There is a separate line on the side to take the tour to the top of the bell tower. Be...More

Thank Tampauro
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've seen a lot of cathedrals in Europe, this one will fall in line with the others. It's not the largest one, but it's nice, and free to enter. I suggest walking over as a pairing with viewing the Bayeux Tapestry. Just pop in...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an inspirational cathedral with beautiful stained glass windows. I was especially taken with the Chapel of St. Therese of Bayeux. I had not known St. Therese had come from Normandy. I have to share that I left prayers for a VERY serious issue...More

Thank Heather N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is a must see in Bayeux. Because of its size, you can't miss it. Amazing to think that a town of this size had such a cathedral many hundreds of years ago.

Thank sfinestone
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In 1955, as a small child, I stayed with my family in a hotel which my mother described as being right next to the Cathedral. She referred to it as the Hotel Notre Dame in her diary. She thought it probably dated back to the time of William the Conqueror, and said it was very like a castle. Does it still exist? I can't find it on-line.
13 April 2017|
Response from Lberthout14 |
Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
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Hi Could you please tell me the time of the light and sound show at the cathedral? Thanks Jo
4 November 2016|
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Response from plbeckett68 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I have no idea. We were not there during that time.