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Fortunately, the buildings in Bayeux came out nearly unscathed from the destruction that World War II was causing to this area. Because of this Bayeux proudly displays several types of old architectural styles from various periods of its past.
The architectural highlight of Bayeux is its Cathedral, Notre Dame de Bayeux which dates back to the Medieval times. The cathedral demonstrates with beauty, the architecture of Roman and Norman gothic design. Its construction began in 1047 and it was declared a holy place in 1077 in a ceremony with the Duke of Nromandy and the King of England. It was originally ordained to be constructed by the bishop of Bayeux who was a half brother of William the Conqueror.
The Hotel du Duyon at Place de la Liberte is a great example of the architecture of a Norman-style house. Today it serves as a museum featuring Flemish and Italian Impressionist art and fine porcelain.
Simply walking around this charming city impresses tourists. Designs date back to the Renaissance and all play a role in adding to the warmth that is felt in the village, the adorable buildings that line the cobblestone streets creates a revived feeling of walking through the past.