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"Private Tour to Bayeux
"Private Tour to Bayeux Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux""Departing in a minivan from Bayeux your full-day tour of the best of Normandy starts with the magnificent Bayeux Cathedral which dates from 1077 and was built in both Roman and Gothic styles. Bayeux was the first town to be liberated by the Allies at the end of World War Two and survived intact; it boasts an impressive array of architecture dating from antiquity to the Renai you will see the famous Bayeux Tapestry an embroidered cloth more than 200 feet (60 meters) long. This cloth
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux
"After a pickup from your Bayeux hotel in the morning start your full-day tour by discovering the historical town with your private guide. Founded by the Romans Bayeux was later one of the major towns of the Dukedom of Normandy.Your first stop is Bayeux Cathedral built in the 11th century at the request of the unpopular Earl of Kent Odo who was also the Bishop of Bayeux and William the Conqueror’s half-brother. Next visit Bayeux Tapestry Museum to view the impressive Bayeux Tapestry
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"Private Tour: Rouen
Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip""Private Tour: Rouen Bayeux and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux""Your guide will meet you at your hotel with fresh coffee and croissants. Let's start with the visit of Bayeux : the tapestry the Cathedral the tree of Liberty and many other secret places of this lovely medieval city.Then after lunch in one of the best restaurants in Bayeux.After lunch
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Cathedrale Notre Dame

Located not far from the Tapestry Museum is the impressive Cathedrale Notre Dame.

Dating from the 13th century its spectacular Norman Gothic architecture made sure we didn't miss when we drove into town. The tall central tower was added in the 15th Century.

The inside of the Cathedral is serene and has some beautiful stained glass windows. Make sure you stick your head in and take a moment for quiet reflection.

Free admission

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Apr 04, 2011

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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LoriPori
Feb 18, 2005

Cathédrale Notre Dame

The beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful of Normandie. The cathedral was built in 1077 in a Romanesque style. It was referred in Gothic style in the thirteenth and fourteenth century after the fire of the 1105 .
The tower of the cruise was built in Gothic style in the fifteenth century while the dome in copper was made around the 1860.

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Aug 04, 2007

Cathédrale Notre Dame: the facade

The beautiful facade of the Cathedral of Notre Dame is lower down formed with 5 arcades with 3 portals. The two side portals have the fanlight in the eardrum and small arcs adorned by reliefs and statues. To the sides of the facade there are two Romanesque towers strengthened by tapered buttresses and crowned by a Gothic steeples tall 75 meters.

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Aug 05, 2007
 
 
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Cathédrale Notre Dame: interior

The tall paty of the cathedral is built in Gothic style and there are great windows. The choir to three orders of arcades is built in pure Gothic style. In the ambulatory there are frescos of the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Very nice are the stained windows.

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Aug 05, 2007

Notre Dame de Bayeux

The famous Bayeux Tapestry was originally displayed inside this cathedral. It has since been moved to a museum of its very own nearby. The cathedral, the tapestry, the old town and the market on market days are things you should not miss in Bayeux. I love the water wheel in summer when it's covered with flowers. It is interesting in Fall and Winter, but it looks spectacular with flowers.

When in the cathedral, be sure to go down into the crypt. It is covered with wonderful frescoes. Once we were fortunate enough to be visiting the crypt while a lone woman was singing the Offices very quietly all during our visit. That was magical. It is also fun to tour the cathedral when the organist is practicing and if you visit on a Saturday, you may see a wedding.

Do visit the web site below. The Friends of Bayeux Cathedral have one of the best interactive web sites I've seen and the photos are stunning.

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Jan 09, 2016

Cathédrale Notre Dame: interior

The cattedrla of Notre Dame is wonderful: it is 102 meters long and 22 meters tall. The inside is formed from three aisles with transept, choir and ambulatory. The Romanesque arcades of the median aisle have a beautiful geometric decoration with bas-reliefs with fantastic motives.

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Aug 05, 2007

Cathédrale de Notre Dame - outside

The construction of a Romanesque Cathédrale de Notre-Dame started in 1077, but that church was destroyed during the siege of Henri 1st of England in 1105. So, a new building was erected between the 12th and the 14th century in Gothic style.
Only the crypt (12th century) and the bell towers remain from the original church, although the towers have Gothic steeples. The tower of the cross is flaming Gothic and dates back to the 15th century, but it has a 19th-century copper steeple.
I suppose that the façade was being restored in 2001, as we haven't got any photo of it, but only of the towers and the apse.

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Dec 10, 2005
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"The wonderful town of Bayeux"
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"BAYEUX, still a medieval city"
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"Bayeux: City of Conquest"
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Bayeux Cathedral - D Day Memorials

You'll find a few D-Day memorials inside Bayeux cathedral.

To the right of the nave is a commemorative stain glass window. The window shows the Corps and Divisional emblems of the Allied Forces. You can light a candle in their memory, for a small fee.

Also you will find a plaque to Major Peter Dewey, who was killed in Saigon in 1945. His family originated from Bayeux and he spent much of his childhood in the City. There is a mass held on 26th September each year.

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Jul 30, 2013

Cathédrale de Notre Dame - inside

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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Dec 03, 2005

The cathedral

A Norman-Romanesque cathedral started in the 11th century but mainly built in the 13th, surprised us in Bayeux.

We were so concentrated in WW2 remains, and so short in time, that we didn't even enter it.

Later on, I read something about an important tapestry that...

I knew! We must read before going anywhere!

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solopes
May 19, 2016

Bayeux Cathedral

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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Sep 19, 2004

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Musee de la Tapisserie

The famous Bayeux tapestry is still there. The almost 1.000 year old tapestry that is absolutely unique in it's kind, can be admired at the Centre Guillaume le Conquérant (centre William the...
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