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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux

Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400 Bayeux, France
33 231 920185
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Bayeux
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century... more » Owner description: The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of Romanesque in the 11th century crypt and glorious Gothic in the 13th-century nave. In the 11th century after the Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066, ties with England were strong. You'll see a reference to the turbulent past above the south transept portal where sculpted scenes show the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury who was assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral on the orders of King Henry II of England. The Bayeux Tapestry was kept here from the 11th to the 18th centuries, probably displayed for the first time on the day the cathedral was consecrated in 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror. « less
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Unlike some cathedrals which tend to be dark and gloomy, this one was bright and beautifully maintained.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful, well worth a visit. Most of the signage internally is in French only so scrub up before you go!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well worth a look and only 5 minutes walk from the tapestry museum so you're already in the vicinity. Outstanding architecture and stained glass windows. Awesome history.

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It was a surprise to see such a massive Cathedrale in such a small town. It was not as ornate as others we saw in France and Italy but was lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the cathedral after visiting the tapestry museum. This is a beautiful cathedral with some stunning windows and impressive architecture . It stands in the centre of the city dominating the skyline. So tranquil to walk around. The crypt is accesible and very interesting. So nice to visit somewhere without an entrance fee. Well worth visiting if in Bayeux.

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to see the cathedral at night during the son et lumiere show. Inside the cathedral there were good displays with information in both English and French. No charge for entry and no real commercial activity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A very elaborate interior with lots to see and a crypt that is also worth visiting. There are several multi lingual signs around the interior explaining various points.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building, high vaulted ceiling and accessible crypt, set in a central area with large majestic trees and austere buildings

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You see a lot of these in France, but this is a nice example of the genre, with multiple, beautiful views of the flying buttresses from within. Plus, the walk to and from the building takes you through a myriad of lovely streets. If you're planning a battlefield tour, arrive early the day before and stroll around, taking in the... More

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somercotes, derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Visited here after the tapestry... Was very impressed with the architecture.... well worth the visit along with the other sites of Bayeux...

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