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“As churches go, pretty impressive!”

Notre Dame Cathedral
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day...
Ranked #5 of 38 things to do in Bayeux
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a huge pile centrally located in Bayeux. Parking is available beside the Tourist Office and it a short and pleasant stroll through the narrow atmospheric streets of the town to the cathedral. The cathedral is huge with high vaulted ceilings. The crypt lies beneath the nave and warrants a visit. It was busy with tourists when we were there, which was a pity as the buzz impacted on the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the town center Norte Dame rises above. As beautiful outside as inside. Please give yourself at least 45 mins to fully appreciate the beauty. Side alters with stained glass. A crypt sits below the alter. The town of Bayeux is a hidden gem.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth taking a look around! The architecture in these cathedrals is breath taking! This one is no exception. If you're in the area, go see it! There are plenty of quaint restaurants very close by too.

Thank momosteele
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awe inspiring place. The architecture is very impressive and the art work and stained glass are awe inspiring. Untouched by the war and D-Day battles. Amazing.

Thank pucks2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture, and history of the cathedral was awesome. We did our best not to let the irreverence of some ruin our visit. Most people were appropriately respectful. Walking around inside the cathedral and reading the plaques and inscriptions takes time but more than worth the effort. For me it was the highlight of Paris.

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