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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Caen
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“impressive”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were traveling with a history major so this was a must see on our tour of the area. It is a great lesson that History does often belong to the people who document it. Beyond that, the size of the tapestry, as well as, the meticulous needle point depictions are very impressive on an artistic level. If you are in the area, its worth the visit.

Visited June 2013
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Quemerford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Well presented.”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The tapestry is in a darkened room, in an illuminated glass case. The commentry on the "telephone-like" device was clear and interesting. If you pause it, do so when the music plays otherwise you miss chunks of the commentry. You cannot re-wind!

Visited June 2013
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toronto,canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

For some reason I thought that the Tapestry Museum was going to be just that..a museum with Tapestry hangings yet it is an embroidery which is 70 meters long made in the 11th century explaining the Conquest of England by William Duke of Normandy. There are Audio phones to guide you through, if u have a chance go and see ...you will really enjoy it..

Visited June 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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“Historical”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

This historical tapestry was very well displayed. Audio guides explained the various scenes depicted on the well preserved, ancient tapestry.

Visited June 2013
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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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“A must-see”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I have wanted to see the Tapestry forever and I was not disappointed. Even my husband, who was only going because he's a good sport, thought it was great. It was much bigger than I expected and very well organized and explained. We saw the tapestry first and then went into the museum and saw the film. I wish I had seen the tapestry at the end instead of the beginning. Now I'd like to go again.

Visited June 2013
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