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“Simply divine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux
Ranked #4 of 34 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.
Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
“Simply divine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

When you enter this exquisite structure you are aware that you are in a very special place. Everywhere your gaze takes more beauty and magnificence is revealed. The stained glass windows are simply divine, and the roof is a masterpiece of artisan skill.

Visited November 2013
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“Old European church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Worth a peak inside if you have time.. a lovely old church. The view from outside is more spectacular than the interior

Visited November 2013
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Montreal
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“A large church in several styles.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

I think I read that this church has some Norman architecture and some gothic architecture. The church is very interesting to look at, both inside and out.

Visited October 2013
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Ozark, Missouri
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was the first large cathedral we saw on our trip (and there are many beautiful cathedrals to see). The architecture and detail is unbelievable. A must see!

Visited October 2013
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Carlinville, Illinois
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“Stop by the cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is worth visiting and be sure to go down below into the catacombs. The architecture and windows are beautiful and you can easily see this before or after the visit to the tapestry museum.

Visited July 2013
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