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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Impasse Bienvenue | Bayeux, 14400, Bayeux, France
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"stained glass"
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"gothic architecture"
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"light show"
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"flying buttresses"
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"beautiful building"
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"visiting bayeux"
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You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the splendour and peace within this building. Just stand or sit and soak up the atmosphere and admire the architecture.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Survived WW III intact Not much original stained glass but much wonderful stonework and open spired steeple.very informative displays . The original display area for the Bayeaux tapestry would have been it's interior.Also still a working Church

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if the line to enter the cathedral is long, do not hesitate to tour this truly memorable piece of Paris history!

Thank Rob K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Cathedral is a wonderful stop while in Bayeux. We were there on a Saturday morning and had almost the entire Cathedral to ourselves which made for a quiet and inspirational visit. Don't miss the crypt below as that is definitely an interesting site with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The front facade is not as wonderful as many French cathedrals but the back and side views are really interesting and worth a walk around. Some colourful stained glass windows.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We listened to an excellent organ recital in the cathedral one evening - free to attend but a retiring collection taken up. Keep an eye open for the concerts that are held there - excellent acoustics. Wheelchair access from a side door - but quite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bayeux is a beautiful town with plenty to do and see . Great day out . Cathedral is stunning as is rest of town . Bayeux tapestry is stunning as is history behind it.

Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful Cathedral to visit. Not that old but still very impressive. The music in the background was actually extremely nice and gave a less austere feel to the experience. Really recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a guided tour of this church but I couldn't remember the name of the tour group, they were forgetable but the church wasn't. A true treasure for the world, go see it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Cathedral well worth looking in. Sits so prominently within Bayeux you cant miss it. Not religious but you can’t help admire architecture.

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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
Mass on Sunday 10:30
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Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
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