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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 20 May 2010

We were very unlucky on the 02 days we stayed in Bayeux. By the time we arrived at the Cathedral it was already closed and we only knew it from the outside. An excuse to come back and get in.
Beautiful.

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Reviewed 6 August 2009

The Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is even more impressive outside than it is inside. It is stunning and towers over the charming little village of Bayeux. The Crypt is very cool and makes you wish it weren’t empty.

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Reviewed 7 May 2009

I like cathedrals and this one is very nice. There are bigger ones, older ones, but it's better than most. Don't miss the crypt. Easy to find.

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