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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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The Bayeux Tapestry is a beautiful piece of art that is also an important primary historical source documenting an event that has thrown a profound shadow over the nearly thousand... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Bayeux Tapestry is a beautiful piece of art that is also an important primary historical source documenting an event that has thrown a profound shadow over the nearly thousand years of history that followed 1066. Super educational. Best tip would be to wiki the Battle of Hastings for context before viewing. Ten minutes on wiki likely make this a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

For anyone with even a passing interest in history, this is definitely one of the most enjoyable and memorable things to see and do in the whole of north western France. The tapestry itself is a marvellous work of art and the story it tells even more fascinating. It is best understood by paying for the audio commentary, narrated in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The full tapestry is on display, and thanks to an excellently-conceived scheme of audio guides, the crowds move very smoothly along the entire length.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This nearly 1000-year old tapestry has been preserved so well, it doesn't look as old as it is! The detail and craftsmanship is just amazing. Be careful if you are with a crowd while viewing it, as stragglers can cause you to lag behind the audio tour. And the devices they give you for the audio tour cannot be manually... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This tapestry something I wanted to see for very long time and is one of the reasons why we chose this area to visit - happily so since it's such a lovely part of France. However on the day my kids looked at me and said a tapestry, seriously? Because honestly it really doesn't sound like something you want to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a part of an organized tour. It is an descriptive piece of history for those interested, located in a nondescript area. It is about 200 feet long and had a constant steam of tourists. The only way to understand the tapestry is with the use of audio headphones (free). Without the audio description it would only be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The tapestry speaks for itself. More to the point is how it is displayed and organized. The combination of the two earns it a five, in my opinion. Easy walking distance from anywhere in town, easy check-in, an audio phone that perfectly describes what one is looking at in each panel, and no rush or shoving as everyone moves at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I like the way the audio moved with you as you walked around the tapestry. The details in the audio were in depth history notes. A must for all children to see and compare to a modern day "video".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Just seeing the centuries-old tapestry was a neat experience, but the audio tour that explains it to you tops off the visit. In about 30 minutes and at just the right pace, the tour takes you frame by frame along the story the tapestry tells of English royal succession and the Battle of Hastings.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had read a lot about this Tapestry and so decided to include it on our journey through Normandy. It's an amazing piece of historical recording which paints a graphic image of the defeat of King Harold by William the Conquerer in 1066. The audio guide is a must and is well constructed. You can easily see how the journey... More 

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Address: 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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