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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very impressive cathedral. We were there in the evening so all the lights were on. It was extremely beautiful both inside and out. Well worth the walk through.

Thank Chonne T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We wandered in after visiting the Bayeux Tapestry.... what a huge and impressive cathedral... nice the see the Christmas decorations and I enjoyed the quiet Christmas music....

Thank cnb134
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is not the most beautiful church you’ll see in France, but it does have lots to see, including an accessible crypt. I think every visitor to Bayeux stops in at some point.

Thank Jon A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely cathedral built over hundreds of years and miraculously totally unscathed in WW2. Peaceful and calming on a cold November day. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty cathedral with a long, impressive nave. It is not particularly ornate, but there is some nice stained glass, including some rare 13th century pieces above the alter. Worth a visit during the day and also at night when the exterior...More

Thank nancyen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Notre Dame Cathedral is beautiful. To think that it was originally built in the Middle Ages - still beautiful and still used for services.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit, very peaceful. November is a great time to visit as there are very few tourists around and there is more time to reflect on the beauty and peace within this cathedral.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in the middle of Bayeux. Amazing to still be standing after D-Day. The architecture and history are a joy to see and learn about. The size of the front doors puts the scope of this beautiful place in perspective. I am 5’9 and...More

Thank Randy and Rusti S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "older" of the two Cathedrals of Notre Dame, we enjoyed this more than its more famous relative in Paris. Perhaps because of the smaller number of people, a feeling of real use, and ability to stroll around it at night with its magical beauty....More

Thank richard r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning cathedral well worth visiting whilst in Bayeux. This cathedral dates back to the days of William the conqueror and sheltered French during the war. The interior is stunning as is the outside - when I was there I just couldn't stop staring in amazement...More

Thank stumblethru
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13 April 2017|
Response from Lberthout14 |
Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
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I'm sorry, I have no idea. We were not there during that time.