Cathedrale Notre Dame, Bayeux

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    Cathédrale de Notre Dame - inside

    by Mikebond Written Dec 3, 2005

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    The inside of the cathedral is worth visiting for the central nave of the 12th century, decorated with Byzantine and Nordic elements (see the second and the third pics). The high part of the church is pure Gothic with a matroneum below the windows (fourth pic), that is typical of Normandie. You should also admire the choir and the three-aisle 12th-century crypt.

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    Cathedrale de Notre Dame

    by Hanau93 Updated Apr 18, 2005

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    La Cathedrale

    The Notre Dame Cathedral of Bayeux was started in 1066, and consecrated in 1077, and survived the fire of 1105.. The first bishop was Odon, the half-brother of William the Conqueror.
    The cathedral also houses a crypt.

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    NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

    by LoriPori Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Notre Dame Cathedral

    One of the finest cathedrals in France, NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL is a Norman Gothic building begun in the Romanesque period. The two 11th century towers are 75 metres high. The Bishop's throne dates from 1681. The organ was rebuilt in 1771 and is situated above the main entrance.

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    Bayeux Cathedral

    by lamentforicarus Updated Sep 19, 2004

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    The Bayeux Cathedral is emblematic of the small town's rich history, dominating its skyline for nearly a millennium. The stunning cathedral was originally constructed in the Romanesque style, but additions in later centuries slowly transformed it into its present Gothic form. The famous Bayeux Tapestry adorned the nave for nearly 700 years, until it was removed in the French revolution and used as a wagon cover (it was later recovered and is now displayed in the Musee de la Tapisserie).

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    Bayeux Notre Dame

    by iluvtrvl Written Mar 20, 2004

    This is a beautiful cathedral, and not the same as the cathedral where the tapestry is located. Take in this wonderful building and admire its structure, both from the historical and architectural interest. The photo of the street scene within these pages shows the Cathedral in the background.

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    Cathedral Notre-Dame

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 9, 2004

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    Cathedral of Notre-Dame

    Walking around Bayeux, you will definitely see the Cathedral Notre-Dame's towering spires and arches. The church is one of the nicest I visited in France. Being that Bayeux was relatively untouched by WWII, much remains from Bayeux's long history. The church itself is thought to have been built by the brother of William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Good ol William is associated with the most famous of Bayeux attractions, The Tapestry of Bayeux.

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    Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral

    by Toshioohsako Updated Aug 23, 2012

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    Its a beautiful Gothic style church and is a symbol of Bayeux. Inside is magnificent and decorated nicely. You can asl take a shelter here from the summer heat.

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    Bayeux Cathedral

    by vichatherly Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    This cathedral is a splendid place and it is miracle that it survived the war intact, unlike many other Normandy towns and cities that were flattened after D-Day.

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    Cathedral

    by froggy06 Written Nov 10, 2008
    Cathedral of Bayeux

    It is a Norman-romanesque cathedral. Have a look at the crypt as it is a part of the cathedral which has not been altered over the years.

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    Cathédrale Notre Dame: crypt

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Aug 5, 2007

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    Under the choir there is the crypt of the primitive Romanesque church of the eleventh century. It is formed from three aisles with frescos.

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    Cathédrale Notre Dame: the south gateway

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Aug 5, 2007

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    The southern portal of the Cathedral of Notre Dame is built in a Gothic Flambuyant style in the thirteenth century. On the eardrum you can see reliefs with histories of St. Thomas of Canterbury.

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    Cathedral

    by rcsparty Written Apr 14, 2006

    Like many of the Cathedral's in historical French towns, it is worth a stop. However, if it's not your first, don't expect to be blown away, as it is the same as all the rest.

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