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Notre Dame Cathedral
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Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a very old and cold church. Its not as famous as its name sake in Paris, but it is still worth a look. We wondered around for about an hour. Found it to be very interesting.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

day or night, the cathedral was gorgeous! We made a point to walk around it at night, all lit up, and that was breathtaking. The interior was likewise amazing when we saw it the next day.

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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Look at all the things that go around and not only inside..the hundreds of years old tree in the backyard..

A very beautiful catherdral which is nice to look at even at night. Great lights..

Thank Achim F
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were staying close to the Cathedrale, and were able to hear the bells over Christmas and this was a driver for our visit.

The Cathedrale did not disappoint. The building itself is impressive, will access to most areas including the crypt under the main floor.

Thank Wjohn2012
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Beautifully lighted at night, the bells ring Christmas carols at night. Wonderful! A day time visit offers fascinating artwork and architecture. The gateway to heaven via a cloud like pulpit is a highlight, so too the doors. But the most curious and rich aspect is the crypt. Make sure your journey down the steps.

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