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“The Bayeux Tapestry Museum - A Must!!”

Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge...
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner 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.Listed UNESCO Memory of the World. Duration of visit about 1h30. Annual closure in January
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Bayeux Museum has a magnificently designed and narrated display of the Bayeux Tapestry, really an amazing embroidery, over a thousand years old. How it survived through the centuries in a miracle. It was sewed using only 4 simple stitches and 10 colors - and was created before the discovery of perspective in art. Occasional Latin text is stitched, but the vivid images are the primary focus.

As you walk past its many panels, a thoughtful curator tells the tale conveyed by this stitchery -- the history of when the Norman, William the Conqueror, was called to become king of England. This is a not-to-be-missed wonder!

Thank wouldsy
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The recorded audio tour is just right. Just long enoigh to give important details but short enough to hold my sons' attention (9&11 years old). I cant believe how well preserved it is!

Thank Elizabeth A
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

There are some designated 'world treasures' that, when visited, fail to impress - not so the Bayeaux Tapestry. The visit to the museum starts with an excellent series of panels and displays illustrating the history of the Tapestry and why and how it was made. The Tapestry itself is well displayed in a semi-darkened room. Viewers are given an audio guide (as part of the price of admission, no extra charge) to interpret what they are seeing as they walk the length of the cloth which is wall mounted behind glass panels. The star of the show is the Tapestry itself - an intricately detailed and beautifully executed cartoon telling the story of William the Conquerer and showing how life was lived in Medieval times. Quite superb.

Thank Trevor G
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Don't miss this one thousand year old piece of embroidery. The entire museum is well done and very informative, but the tapestry itself is amazing.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

One of the most exceptionally iconic pieces of history on display to the public, how could you not be impressed! The whole story is nicely explained as you follow the tapestry round the room. It is just brilliant, go and see it!

Thank Viffer58
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