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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

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
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’d allow about an hour to view the cathedral. I didn’t see any of the light or music events they hold, but I wish I had. I bet it’s beautiful. The church dates back to 1077, and has some stunning gothic architecture. It towers over...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in at around 6pm on a dark winter’s evening. The exterior was well lit and has lots of interesting features. The interior was warm, well lit and had lots of information boards in English! I really appreciated the quality of these boards, even...More

Thank Richard_A-Sandys
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cathedral is very close to the Tapestry Museum about 1 and half blocks away. The cathedral was built in the Romanesque style and consecrated in 1077 but was damaged in 1250. The rebuilt part is done in Gothic style. The interior is very impressive...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the most photographed cathedrals in Europe and its beauty will not disappoint. If you can visit during the late November, December timeframe you can also experience the Christkindlmarket.

Thank GShanahan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice old and mostly original Cathedral that is worth a few minutes of your time as you wait to see the tapestry.

Thank drgaines
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be included on a visit to this ancient city which seems remarkably undamaged from the battles fought around it in 1944

Thank NigelDCapeTown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The outside of this cathedral is simply stunning. One of the most beautiful we have seen. Inside is a little disappointing though unfortunately and the expense they are going to to put prisms in the windows to allow more light to be reflected in felt...More

Thank ClaireMMT
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful cathedral- beautiful at night and day from out side. very impressive architecture and they are working on renovations to interior art. definitely recommend a visit

Thank newlifechapters
Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is a must the Cathedral is free entry you can also light a candle as we did for some loved ones. the crypt was open in all the place is AWESOME. I am a stonemason and I was impressed with the intricate stonework....More

Thank Carl S
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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.