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Notre Dame Cathedral

Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 01 85
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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.
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Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 01 85
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We couldn’t miss the cathedral on our drive in to town. It has flying buttresses much like the Notre Dame in Paris. Inside, it is huge. The stained-glasses windows are not as decorative as many of the cathedrals across Europe, but it was still a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic building and the historical information through the ages which was provided on the boards in the cathedral was wonderful! Fantastic stained glass windows too!

Thank Earwig0hoho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a not to be missed experience in Bayeux. An old cathedral in gothic style with wonderful stained glass windows and you can venture into the crypt. No entrance charge.

Thank Joanne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautful cathedral. The Normans were a smart bunch. Its hudge with a fantastic history. Walk around and soak up the history. Take yourself back in time annd think about all the people who would have visited.

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our favorite Cathedral on our visit to France. When we visited, they had quite music playing giving it a reverent feeling tha we did not experience anywhere else.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I come to Europe I'm always amazed by the gigantic and historic cathedrals and this one is no exception. Although it looks like it could use a lot of restoration and care, this cathedral was beautiful. I couldn't believe how old it was either,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing the sight in France early in the morning and off season definitely has its many pluses. Beautiful church with an undeniably unforgettable look.

Thank Travelsfromutah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Bayeux you can’t go past this magnificent Gothic cathedral. Absolutely stunning. Look for the carved relief of King Harold Godwinson swearing allegiance to William of Normandy.

Thank Tracey N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very old catherdal. It is very beautiful but is experiencing some work to restore some of the stone work. Beautiful alters and art work.

Thank 141LeeB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

(Cathedral of Our Lady of Bayeux ) Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux was another stop on our whirlwind tour of France. Consecrated in the 11th century it was the original home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Jaw Dropping is about all I can say. Another must...More

Thank jefferyp2017
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