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“Refuge in the rain” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux

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, Cultural
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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.
Oak Park, California
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“Refuge in the rain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Both the outside and the inside of this beautifully imposing cathedral are worth the trip! Make sure that you walk all the way around to view it from the different perspectives.

Visited June 2013
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“Good example of this type of architecture.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Situated directly in the center of town. Beautifully preserved. Free entry. Has a lovely setting that makes it easy to imagine Bayeux in the middle ages. A cool, quiet refuge from a warm day.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A wonderful cathedral, lots of history and friendly workers, eager to share information about the building and area.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Walking inside you feel and smell the spirit of something Holy. The Latin scriptures and psalms were being sung and reverberated in the immense structure supported by flying buttresses. Pillars of the Earth came alive....Allied bombing left Bayeau untouched so the cathedral begun over 1000 years ago is a sight to behold.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great opportunity to see a beautiful cathedrale without the crowds. Much to enjoy and very relaxing.

Visited July 2013
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