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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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An old comic strip? An amazing work!

My 10-year-old niece had kayaked and done an adventure trail on the two previous sunny days. But now the weather had turned so we decided to go to see the Bayeux Tapestry (in... read more

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

My 10-year-old niece had kayaked and done an adventure trail on the two previous sunny days. But now the weather had turned so we decided to go to see the Bayeux Tapestry (in fact, an embroidery). We told her it was one of the first comic strips ever made. The Tapestry is almost 70metres long and visitors are given an... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the Tapestry on a rainy afternoon and it was a nice surprise. Located close to our hotel - the Hotel Reine Mathilde - the Tapestry was easy to get to and to find. The visit comes with a free audio tour, which nicely keeps all visitors at the same pace and prevents bustling to see the work.... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When we arrived, we didn't book to go around the whole thing, as it was too expensive. So instead, we just booked tickets for the main tapestry(27euros for 5 people-WHAT?). The tour given by the machine was worth it though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have always been interested in history and have read about the battle of Hastings and to have a chance to see this ancient tapestry was a dream come true. The tapestry is just about 70 meters long and is in excellent condition for being nearly a 1000 years old! Line ups are long but well worth it!

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing, 70 meter (about 220 ft) long, one-half meter (19-20 inches) tapestry that was created in 1066 and is still in good shape with vivid colors after surviving two fires, the French Revolution (during which it was used to cover weapons) and a plan to cut it into small pieces. Although the history behind its creation is unclear, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, this impressed my 11 and 13 year old sons, who enjoyed the audio tours as much as my wife and I did. Very interesting film show and museum added enjoyment and understanding as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

exactly what was expected, a historic treat for all and very educational. I would recommend for all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The tapestry is amazing. It's hard to believe it's so old so for this it's worth it. Also the audio guide which you take with you was great and really explains well what's going on. They have a version for kids and they loved it - especially my Minecraft loving small attention span son. My only gripe was there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I thought it would be boring but when you see it along with the workmanship and sheer size it’s really spectacular! Also you get a step by step description of what is shown with a headset so it really helps to enliven the tapestry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The tapestry is something misterious and amazing... you will spend lot of time checking all the symbols and hidden messages in the work, and for this I highly recommend the audioguide. The rest of the museum is also interesting, from the models of the normand cities to the film which explains the life of Whilelm the Conqueror.

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