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Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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13B Rue de Nesmond, 14400 Bayeux, France
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http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/la_tapisserie_de_bayeux.html
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This tapestry over a 1000 years old is basically the old way of recording an event instead of watching it on the TV...absolute fabulous piece of work!

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This tapestry over a 1000 years old is basically the old way of recording an event instead of watching it on the TV...absolute fabulous piece of work!

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Amazing museum, good value to buy a ticket for all of the museums. If you have time, Bayeux Cathedral is beautiful

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Mero, Dominica

This is so close you must not miss the chance to see this tapestry with the history of France and England conjoined

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This is a must see for any trip to Normandy. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the 70m tapestry was created in 11th Century to mark the battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066 between the French and English. It was possibly created in a monastery in the South of England in picture form to ensure all citizens could understand the events of the battle. There is an audio guide available for the tapestry explaining the history of the tapestry which is available in a whole host of languages. The actual town of Bayeux is very interesting, cobbled streets, Notre-Dame cathedral, fabulous shopping and great restaurants so it is well worth making a day of it. Additionally, the D-Day beach of Arromanches is just a 10 minute drive away so it is a great day out!

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Sannois-Ermont, France

The splendid Bayeux Tapestry is wonderfully displayed in this museum. Well worth bringing the family to see.

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The Chicagoland Area, Illinois, USA

The enormous tapestry and historical significance make it worth the time to view along with the museum following.

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The Bayeux Tapestry (in the Calvados departement of France) is an embroidery, 70 metres long, made in the 11th century. It illustrates the Norman conquest of England led by William the Conqueror in the year 1066. The tapestry is an extraordinary relic in remarkable condition. It tells a story, and also has a story of its own relating its preservation through nearly 1,000 years. The display of the tapestry and the surrounding materials in this museum shouldn't be missed by those visiting the nearby WWII landing beaches of Normandy.

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