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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

A helpful audio presentation as you walked thru and a nice film afterwards. Interesting history and certainly a one of a kind tapestry.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A helpful audio presentation as you walked thru and a nice film afterwards. Interesting history and certainly a one of a kind tapestry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

More interesting than I thought it would be. Audio included in the price. A group of us went to see the tapestry before we went on to the Memorial of the Battle of Normandy. The tapestry is well displayed and somewhat surprising in places. The visit was pleasantly short. We were glad we went

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The tapestry is essential to understanding English/French history and culture, even though events happened 1,000 years ago. But for this seminal event, the English-speaking and French-speaking world would be much different today

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Bayeux Tapestry is extremely interesting, particularly for history buffs. It is amazing that the tapestry has not only survived all these centuries, but has remained in such good condition. If you go, do get the free audio guide in order to know what you are looking at. (My husband hates those things, but even he found it helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What an incredible effort this tapestry represented....not only the beautiful handiwork, but the history it depicted. Reallyl a "must" when visiting the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great to see, but unfortunately the audio guide is always talking about the scene just ahead rather than the one in front of you. I think they do that to get you to move through faster. I would have liked more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Extremely well presented. Audio guide insured that crowd kept moving so that everyone could appreciate the story and workmanship of the tapestry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It really is a must see! The size and age alone make it unique, but the story makes it quite special. The colors and imagery are great, as is the hall in which it is displayed. The audio tour is just the right amount of detail and just the right length! We did not see the other parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Viewing the famous tapestry is made easy and understandable with the included audioguide that clearly interprets each panel of the long tapestry, telling the story of William the Conqueror. There is a film, as well, and a small museum that embellishes the experience. A very enjoyable hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tapestry is beautifully displayed with an audio tour description that is very well done. It dates from 1066 and is in remarkable condition. The town has many small restaurants and a wonderful cathedral.

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