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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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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As we all went through high school and then college, we learned about the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and touched upon the effects of William the Conquerer's reign of England. I knew some of the story of the lead up to the Battle of Hastings, however until I actually saw the Bayeux Tapestry and spent most of an afternoon... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited out of season and so didn't have to queue to see the tapestry. Be sure and accept the offer of the free audio guide which explains scene by the scene what is depicted in each scene of the tapestry. The tapestry is set out in a U shape in a room with dimmed lighting to protect the fabric... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great to see it. For the price of entry u get an audioguide which can be done in 45 minutes. Once done, head upstairs to the 1st floor for the museum which gives more technical info of the tapestry 2nd floor has an auditorium for a good summary of the tapestry which is a good ending to the museum. Can... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited in July Yes there were queues but you must expect that when visiting something as important as this Was truly breathtaking Something I will remember for ever

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was the most amazing surprise in a 2 week journey through Paris and Normandy. The Bayeux Tapestry must be seen to be believed. The museum was lovely and we would definitely go back.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The highlight of course is the tapestry itself. It was amusing that we noticed that the audio tour started slowly, panel by panel. But it soon galloped along the tapestry. And we tried to keep up. Only after we were practically running out the exit did we realize that this tactic was used to keep people moving. In the summers... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The audio guide led you around the tapestry and helped to tell the story. Easy to follow. Don't go in expecting a finely woven tapestry, this was a simply done piece to tell the story of William the Conquerer

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

My husband, who's Scottish, said we had to go to see the tapestry if we were in Bayeux. I'd never heard of it. It was amazing. This cloth is nearly a thousand years old and is still around today. The tour is great--you get an audio guide and it automatically starts and walks you through the tapestry--it's quick and interesting... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The story is fascinating and tapestry holds a great story. I wish that it felt less of a procession and there was more time to delve into the history. Really well organised at the expense of it being factory like. Definitely worth a visit but expect to come out wanting to know more.

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Southwest Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Didn't like the large tour group in front of us that limited our viewing of the tapestry and made it difficult move along with the audio tour. Learned a bunch!

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