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Address: Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 31 92 01 85
Today
15:00 - 18:00
09:30 - 12:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 15:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The cathedral of Notre-Dame in Bayeux is an impressive building, a mix of...

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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Beautiful cathedral

This cathedral is unavoidable in the center of Bayeux and totally impressive. The crypt dates back to 1077, and you're able to walk among history from almost 1,000 years ago! A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This cathedral is unavoidable in the center of Bayeux and totally impressive. The crypt dates back to 1077, and you're able to walk among history from almost 1,000 years ago! A beautiful cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old church, massive height and size. We were lucky enough to visit an actual service, Sept 18, 2016. Difficult to get accurate pictures of the height from close up, better from a distance. The massive red front door entrance, hugh organ inside, beautiful stained glass windows, massive arches and pillars, incredible atmosphere top be in, A recommended visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many interesting features and items worth looking at in more detail. It is also fun to hear the clock striking tunes when standing outside the cathedral. It is set in the centre of the fascinating town of Bayeux, which has much quaint old world atmosphere and great place to eat/drink, as well as chic clothes shops and antique boutiques where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice interior to the cathedral. Have to envision the Bayeux Tapestry hanging in its original location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to many churches and cathedrals on our trips and this one does not disappoint, The Cathedral is quite impressive and it is amazing to think that it remained untouched during WWII. Notre Dame has a very commanding presence in Bayeux which makes it very easy to find. The architecture is beautiful and the glass is intricate and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must when you're in Baueux. Read about it before you visit and you'll enjoy it even more. Very much a living cathedral, ie you can feel and tell that it plays an important role in the Bayeux community. Taste is such a personal thing but we prefer Coutances cathedral.The latter feels more intimate, as if we're one with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As expats living in France, we get to explore lots of beautiful cities and are always amazed at the beautiful cathedrals. This one is gorgeous.. especially at night lit up for Christmas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bayeux was spare the bombing of World War II, and if the exterior of the cathedral is not as impressive as for example Rouen, the decor on the inside is just stunning. Take the time to look up this wonderful building, imaginating how the tapestry would be hanged in display on special days in Medieval times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cathedral is beautiful but especially at night time with all the lighting. The inside is peaceful and serene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location was excellent, the interior was very detailed and has quite the wow factor. It is a classic example of French gothic architecture.

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