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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 yesterday

We came to Bayeux to see the tapestry. The cathedral was a bonus. I enjoyed the angels in the crypt in particular.

Thank Esther V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second time visiting and I was able to enjoy it much more as I didn't feel rushed. Beautiful structure!

Thank stacey429209
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to see the light show which is every Tuesday and Thursday night. The cathedral is beautiful inside and dominates the area with its size.

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of Norte-Dame in Bayeux dates from the 11th century and is a great example of Norman Gothic architecture. We actually went to Bayeux to see the tapestries, but loved the Cathedral just as much.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a quick walk around and it's beautiful, didn't go inside. But next time I will. Beautiful architecture

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our whole family have been returning to this beautiful cathedral in Bayeux for the past 4 years. It's so amazing to step inside and feel the atmosphere, often there is organ music playing which adds to the ambience. The architecture outside is just stunning and...More

Thank Marina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't make out much of what was written as its all french but its a lovely architectural example of a gothic cathedral, the vaulted ceilings are massively high and the crypt is creepy, nice attraction to visit especially as its free and near to...More

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is incredible. It is a miracle it escaped damage during WWII. It is absolutely beautiful compared to others in France.

Thank Condocat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no fee to enter the building, very beautiful inside and outside as well. It' wasn't crowded.

Thank Kristóf Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice cathedrale. Please take some time because many beautiful architecturale details to see. We attended during our visit a rehearsal of a concert. This brought an additional flavor to it

Thank RedPAT46007
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Il dont Know because son much things have change sincèrement Thatcher time.
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