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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

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Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
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Description: This museum houses the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a 70-m long piece of...
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.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30.
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Bayeux tapestry

Amazing detail - my husband who doesn't much like art enjoyed seeing it. The audio guide is helpful explaining it all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing detail - my husband who doesn't much like art enjoyed seeing it. The audio guide is helpful explaining it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very well displayed with an informative audio-guide that keeps everyone moving along the length of the tapestry. The workmanship is of course amazing, but of more importance, it is a unique object recording an important historical event. So we would strongly recommend anyone visiting Bayeux to go and look at it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Detailed audio guide explained the events depicted and pointed out interesting details of the workmanship. Also nicely paced the exhibit so that even a large crowd moved smoothly through the viewing area, providing everyone present an optimal position and ample time to see each panel of the tapestry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was always going to be a fascinating visit and the centre does justice to this important piece of history. We were quite lucky as we arrived at about 11am and didn't queue for long but when we left an hour later it was 5 times as long. The tapestry (actually an embroidery) was beautiful and fascinating when put into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This piece of sewing is absolutely amazing and tells a great story of William gaining the throne of England, legitimately I might add. Very interesting, different and quite enttainng

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

After touring Europe for a month, I can easily say this is among the top 10 things that we visited. The tapestry brings history to life. The museum displays are excellent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

No doubt this is a very unique piece of art and the individual head-sets you wear as you walk through the exhibit are very informative and interesting. However, I would not wait in a long line to see it ... unless you are really into old tapestries...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Its one of those must do things in Bayeux, but the audio guide actually made for quite an interesting experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We came at 9am on a Sunday when the museum opened. This gave a chance to see the tapestry at the audioguide pace, but also step back and view certain sections again afterwards as there were no crowds in the way. It's really amazing to view the 900-year old embroidery close up and note how much information is conveyed, cartoon-style,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I love history and the significance of the tapestry is undisputed, however this attraction is being "milked" by a greedy museum operator. The overall experience is very ordinary and expensive. The staff are confused and slow. The audio guide needs to be refreshed. Save you time and money, go and enjoy Bayeux.. it is a delightful town.

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Address: 13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 50
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Bayeux

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