Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) Tours
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A National Monument of France and one of Bayeaux’s most eye-catching monuments, the Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is best known as the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry (now a UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ and displayed at the nearby Bayeux Tapestry Museum). Originally built in the 11th century, the cathedral’s Gothic façade was reconstructed in the 12th century, but much of the Romanesque-style interiors remain intact, shown off by atmospheric lighting during the evening hours.
Consecrated in 1077 by Bishop Odo of Conteville in the presence of his brother and King of England, William the Conqueror, the cathedral’s strong English ties are portrayed in its vibrant frescos, which depict the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and of course, the iconic Bayeux Tapestry, said to have been commissioned by the Bishop to decorate its nave.
The Bayeux Cathedral is located in central Bayeux and is open daily between July and September from 8.30am-6pm.
Address: 4 Rue du Général de Dais, Bayeux 14400, France
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux)
Tick off the best bits of Normandy in one day on this private tour from Bayeux. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you marvel at the famous Bayeux tapestry, then follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc and Rollo in historic Rouen. After lunch (own expense), continue to Caen, where highlights include the Abbaye aux Hommes and William the Conqueror’s Castle, then take a tour of the magnificent Château de Falaise.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Delve into Normandy's superb historical and culinary heritage on a private tour from Bayeux. Begin with a visit to Bayeux Cathedral and the iconic Bayeux Taperstry illustrating the story of William the Conqueror. Next continue onto Honfleur, a waterfront town that's filled with timber-framed houses and France's largest wooden church. It's colorful scenery was a favorite among Impressionist painters like Monet. Finally, save your appetite for Pays d' Auge, where you'll sample regional food and drink specialities like Cavados brandy and Camembert cheese.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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What's the best way to experience Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux)?
The best ways to experience Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) are:
- Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux
- Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux