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Bayeux Tapestry Museum

13 rue de Nesmond | Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, 14402 Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 51 25 50
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Monuments/ Statues, Art Museums, History Museums
Description: 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.
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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The tapestry is displayed very well, the commentary is clear and informative. The museum is excellently laid out and easy to get around. We visited on the day of the local festival so it wasn't particularly busy, so had time to really look and marvel at the tapestry. Amazing

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Amazing preserved tapestry! Watch the video in the cinema. Only complaint is that the audio speaks too fast.

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UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is truly a masterpiece telling the story of William the Conquerer and the battle of Hastings. Very helpful audio guide available and the tapestry is marked in sections which makes it very easy to follow. This is an experience not to miss. The craftsmanship is amazing and although it is aged is is very well preserved considering. Highly recommended.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The main tourist attraction in Bayeux is the Tapestry. At 90 meters (270+ feet) in length, the Tapestry depicts the events that surround the transition of William the Conqueror. For 27 Euros (family of four) you get access to the Tapestry museum which includes your audio guide. Once the audio guide starts you cannot stop it or rewind it; therefore,... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The audio tour as you pass by the 200 foot long tapestry is available in many languages and was very informative. It depicts the preparation and actual Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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los angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So we just went back to the beginning and viewed the tapestry again. The audio guides automatically reset so we could enjoy the tour a second time.

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Waco, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

On a two-week tour of France, Germany and Switzerland, this historic masterpiece depicting the Battle of Hastings was the singularly most impressive thing I saw. It's age, its craftsmanship and the very helpful audio guide make this a can't-miss experience when visiting Normandy.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

When I read up on this attraction, I was a little skeptical, but we had time to spend in Bayeux and so we went. Even our teenage nephews were impressed. The exhibit itself does not take a long time and is narrated by an audio guide available in different languages. Its a great visual insight into local history.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a well executed exhibit. Maybe not for children not of an age to understand but certainly interesting to adults. There is attached "the shop" which seems to accompany every exhibit everywhere. But the tapestry was well done. I would take the audio to hear commentary these cost nothing.

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Harpenden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying that this really is a wonderful museum. And i would go back. There is only one thing that let it down (and it is only a small thing). When you get to see the actual tapestry, just before you are given an audio guide. As soon as you walk through the door into the tapestry... More

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