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“Beautiful and inspiring”

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux
Ranked #4 of 35 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.
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful and inspiring”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

It is impossible to miss the cathedral with its inspiring Norman architecture visible for miles. The interior is impressive - high and light the whole brought to life by the magnificent organ.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Another amazing Catholic Cathedral”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have been to many cathedrals in Europe. This one is very ornate. We were there late at night and it was almost like it was all to ourselves to explore. It doesn't take much time to visit, but you won't forget the beautiful stain glass and the stone work that decorates the cathedral.

Visited August 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Jaw droppingly lovely”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

France has hundreds of beautiful religious sites -this is up there with the best. Admire the stonework and the beautiful stained glass windows. Don't miss it!!

Visited August 2013
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Perth, WA
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“Beautiful cathedral”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The cathedral at Bayeux offers wonderful architecture and stained glass. With its proximity to the Bayeux tapestry exhibition it is well worth a visit

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Light show a must”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

In France most cathedrals are nice to visit, on Tue, Thus and Saturday in the months of July & August, there is a light display on the cathedral, where different colours are displayed and changing throughout the evening. Across the road is a short French film projected on to a historical hotel, even though it is in French it is easy to follow and well worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
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