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“Grand Old Lady”

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day...
Ranked #5 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 May 21, 2013

located in the center of this medieval city this cathederal has a rich history and beautiful stained glass windows - if you can this cathederal deserves a visit.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This magnificent cathedral is typical of so many French cathedrals - stone columns and stained glass. Some interesting paintings, plenty of candles to light and a timeline showing Roman Emperors, Popes etc. worth seeing if you like churches.

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

You cannot stay in Bayeux without visiting the cathedral. It was a beautiful example of the architecture. I enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

This 11th century Gothic cathedral in a Romanesque style is stunning. When I was there I was lucky as it was the day the children were being confirmed by the bishop so the ceremony was full of pomp and splendour with the organ giving its best! Wonderful!

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

We loved the charm of the city of Bayeux. The town's people were far more helpful and less pretentious than some of the folks we encountered in Paris. This is also exemplified in the warmth of the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Bayeux. Stepping into this cathedral you felt solemnity surrounded you (unlike the Notre Dame in Paris, in which throngs of tourists failed to respect that they were in a place of worship first and foremost!). Entrance to Notre Dame de Bayeux is free and the stained-glass work is remarkable.

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