We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 92 01 85
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“stained glass” (78 reviews)
“light show” (30 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 2 31 92 01 85
Ways to Experience Notre Dame Cathedral
Write a ReviewReviews (3,189)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"stained glass"
in 78 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 41 reviews
"light show"
in 30 reviews
"flying buttresses"
in 24 reviews
"light a candle"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 35 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 65 reviews
"bayeux tapestry"
in 72 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 21 reviews
"walk around"
in 19 reviews
"visiting bayeux"
in 19 reviews
"organ"
in 53 reviews
"worship"
in 30 reviews
"mass"
in 45 reviews
"gargoyles"
in 25 reviews
"nave"
in 21 reviews
"arches"
in 19 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,931 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

.... some people say “if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all”.... aaahhh not for me. I lovvvvve them. The outside is pretty impressive, a pity you can’t climb to the top. It only closes at 10am and entry is free. The interior isn’t nearly...More

Thank coconutugly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to the cathedral. I was bummed because we could not go right in. Make sure get appt. before.

Thank Terrie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

I haven't visited a Cathedral yet, that wasn't beautiful inside, and this is no exception. There is a Crypt you can visit, which is of interest, and the stained glass windows are stunning. The cathedral is surrounded by some lovely streets of old houses, with...More

Thank Agatha D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most impressive structure looking good for its age. Avoid the beggar at the door and wonder at the enormity of building such a structure. As will all working religious sites, respect is rightfully required. Awesome.

Thank mike d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was well worth the wait to get inside Notre Dame during our visit in July. It is so impressive and huge when you walk inside. Just beautiful. The bells began to chime when we were back outside. It was wonderful hearing them ring.

Thank judyap126
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you are in Bayeux, make sure you stop in here. The Cathedral is an amazing piece of architecture. The lines are beautiful, and the stained glass pieces are just simply gorgeous. At night, the lights make the cathedral glow , and offer some great...More

Thank Troutfishing1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful cathedral. We enjoyed walking around & inside each day. We do not take part in the tour but would stop again!

Thank Krista D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty amazing place. Huge old edifice. Somewhat shortchanged in the stained glass department but otherwise really special.

Thank fredess
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the cathedrals of Europe. This one is not as elaborate as others, but it is worth the visit. Parking can be a little difficult, but do make sure you find a spot and pay. The police will ticket. Nevertheless, after the visit of...More

Thank LAM487
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful cathedral. Very ornate on the outside but a little plainer inside. Peaceful, quiet; I loved It!

Thank westbury
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Bayeux
Brasserie De L'Hotel De Ville
1 review
.14 km away
Hotel Reine Mathilde
1,623 reviews
.17 km away
Au Georges VII
5 reviews
.19 km away
Hotel Le Bayeux
1,516 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Au Ptit Bistrot
643 reviews
.13 km away
Chez Paulette
251 reviews
.03 km away
Au Louis d'Or
321 reviews
.06 km away
Le Petit Normand
730 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Musee Baron Gerard
269 reviews
.02 km away
Bureau D'Accueil Et D'Information
62 reviews
.21 km away
Monument des Deportes
10 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
PSGSM
26 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
Mass on Sunday 10:30
0
Votes
Mignonette-7
13 April 2017|
Answer
Response from Lberthout14 |
Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
-1
Votes
Google Translation
joandgr
4 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from plbeckett68 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I have no idea. We were not there during that time.
0
Votes