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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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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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A beautiful building in an historic location

The cathedral excites as soon as it comes into view with its soaring spires. It has a long history that is evident from the descriptive guides that are available in a variety of... read more

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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The cathedral excites as soon as it comes into view with its soaring spires. It has a long history that is evident from the descriptive guides that are available in a variety of languages. The architecture is impressive and the various stages of the building's development over time can be appreciated. Foremost however it is a religious house with its... More 

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Spectacular stained glass windows and bell tower. Well with the time to stop here when touring the Dday beaches.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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a beautiful peaceful cathedral with very impressive architecture typical of the french style of cathedral very austere not all the bling you get in some cathedrals

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Again, no visit to Bayeux should be complete without visiting the cathedral. As noted, it is ancient and fortunately it and the entire city were spared damage from WW II

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Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time was limited as we had scheduled a guided tour of Normandy. While the Tapestry was our top choice in Bayeux, we decided to take a quick tour or Notre Dame. I would highly encourage everyone to visit.

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An ancient church with soaring arches. Magnificent architecture. In amazing condition for a structure centuries old.

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My sister and I attended Easter mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Bayeux. While most of the service was in French, the priest did include some English for the many English-speaking worshippers. The church was a beautiful, spiritual place. Imagine our delight at the end of the service when the magnificent pipe organ pealed forth Handel's Hallelijah Chorus from... More 

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This Cathedral is stunning. It is very clean and full of light. There is a "cool" crypt, too. Lots of stained glass windows and "relics" on an altar (I'm sorry, my camera has the details and it's not available just now). It was a beautiful experience. Plan to give it at least 30 to 60 minutes. We were SO lucky... More 

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The cathedral and the surrounding reminds me of lord of the rings. The place is pristine and very impressive looking no matter how far you look at it from. There are a basement and a saint's relic not to missed inside

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The Cathedral is beautiful and amazing. I wish there had been an English guide to go through the church to learn more about it's history and importance.

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