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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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Do visit the tapestry. The audio guide is top notch and the museum has done a good job in handling the crowds who want to see this historic object.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Do visit the tapestry. The audio guide is top notch and the museum has done a good job in handling the crowds who want to see this historic object.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well presented and easy to see. Unfortunately the accompanying commentary moves at a fixed speed once started and cannot be stopped or started again. This makes it difficult to view the various sections of the tapestry with the correct commentary. It would have been useful to be able to go round the tapestry a second time but this didn't seem... More 

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Villa Hills, Kentucky
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to this museum should definitely be included if you are going to be near Bayeux. The audio guide, which is included with the price of admission, explains all the scenes on the tapestry. It is an amazing, historical artifact that I have a deeper appreciation for having viewed it in person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just excellent. Clear and concise audio guides for both adults and children in many languages. Attentive staff. A wonderful experience and not too expensive. Thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

300ft long embroidered linen of the story of the conquest of England by William (Guillome) the conqueror. A must see unique piece of the history of the vikings, french and english kingdoms history.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Earlier this month four of us visited the Bayeux Tapestry Museum. I had been looking forward to it for quite some time (I’m a History Teacher). I was prepared to be disappointed. I was NOT. The way they have displayed the tapestry and the way they have put together the audio guide is amazing! It blew me away. I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was real bucket-list stuff. It's a great exhibition but when we went on a rainy Sunday afternoon the queue time was 90 minutes! We returned at 9am the following day and were first to get in. The film is worth seeing too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Say tapestry and maybe visit out of obligation. But this is like no other work. It's simply superb in its form and in the story it tells so vividly. Embroidered on white linen, each scene stands out boldly but in wonderful detail, flowing one into the other like the sequence where the horses start out at a trot and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A stunning piece of historic embroidery in excellent condition after all these years. An extremely useful audio which highlights items that you might well have missed. Just a shame that it is kept in France and not in the UK!! Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting depiction of the battle of Normandy! Must see while you are in Bayeux. It transports you to the era

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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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