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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 51 25 50
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Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums
Description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of embroidery that graphically tells the story of the 1066 Battle of Hastings.
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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We came to Bayeux for 2 specific things: the cathedral, and the tapestry. Arriving on a Saturday morning, we were sidetracked by the weekly street market, and spent a few hours wandering, admiring, tasting, and buying first! The cathedral was next, then a short walk to the tapestry museum. The fee seemed high, but what a priceless treasure they are... More

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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is the main attraction of this beautiful town asided from the Notre Dame. the museum offers a visit thru the old tapestry, it might get crowded although the visit will take you an hour at the most.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The tapestry is amazing, and you should certainly not hesitate to go. We were there last week and there were no crowds at all. There were however, lots of lines strong out in anticipation of very large numbers of people. As a result, the audio guide which is excellent and recommended, goes along at a very fast pace, probably one... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

You are given an audio guide but the commentary is so fast that we were only on panel 15 when the guide came to an end. I imagine in the busy summer months that people are 'encouraged' to walk at the pace of the commentary, which is a great pity. After the tapestry comes an exhibitionj room with a facsimile... More

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Tapestry's are not something I travel for, but this was pretty good! I really enjoyed the audio guide. Some people say it is a little fast but I think it is about right. I would recommend it!

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

You can't go to Bayeux without visiting the tapestry and it's well worth it! Good audio tour too. Quite quick, but you can stay longer if you wish.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This tapestry is very well displayed and preserved. The audio guide gives you a history lesson as you move along each scene. This is an amazing piece of art.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A part of history that you could never imagine unless you go to see the tapestry. Beautifully presented and centrally located makes the visit even better.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I suspect most British children are familiar with images of the Bayeax Tapestry and its signifance. Its another thing to see it for real. A surprisingly comprehensive original pictorial depiction of the Norman Invasion. I found it totally fascinating and well worth seeing after waiting so many years. You are given an audio guide explaining what your looking at with... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I will be honest - I was not expecting much from this and I was not that excited when I was handed an audio guide. But it was amazing. The audio guide explained the story and pointed out some really interesting things. I would really recommend it. It is such a work of art and survived so much!

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