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Notre Dame Cathedral
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Ranked #4 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 9 June 2014

It is an amazing place to visit, outstanding. Bit of the usual tourist stuff on the way up, but once you are there, brilliant.
However, there is nowhere to sit - no where. And it is a tough walk and climb and many stairs. Impossible for people with walking disabilities which is a real pity.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were surprised to find such a large church in small Bayeux, until we learned that William the Conquerer was from here.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The Cathedrale is very beautiful. The side altars are very powerful and reverent. It is a very beautiful cathedrale with plaques and altars dedicated to American and English soldiers. Very worth while visit.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Check the changing lights on the cathedral at night. Cool inside on a hot day and it was great to see all the old woodwork and doors in this building. I understand that this was one of the few churches that had little damage to the building during WW2, so you can really see what the building is like since it was constructed.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This cathedral is really lovely. Be sure to see the windows and plaques dedicated to the American and English Liberators.

Thank Erin F
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