Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux

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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux displays a 70-m (230-ft) embroidered tapestry crafted in the 11th century. Stitched after the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066, to celebrate England's conquest by William the Conqueror, this remarkable linen canvas depicts Viking ships, a comet, Saxon and Norman cavalries, and a mysterious exchange between a cleric and an Anglo-Saxon woman. The museum provides English translations of the Tituli Latin scripts; a 16-minute video, also in English, presents the tapestry’s historical context. A free English audio guide helps you explore the interpretive room, the tapestry room, and the 13th-century seminary building. A junior audio guide, in English and French, makes this educational experience entertaining for older children. Younger kids can connect with the tapestry by coloring replica printouts using any hues they like. Put Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bayeux tour itinerary planning app.
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  • The tapestries are amazing with intricate detailing and the depicted scenes ranging from the humorous to the tragic. They are in remarkable shape with very few tears or gaps. Our tour guide... 
    The tapestries are amazing with intricate detailing and the depicted scenes ranging from the humorous to the tragic. They are in remarkable shape with very few tears or gaps. Our tour guide...  more »
  • If you are in Bayeux then this is worth a look, I’m probably not giving it justice as I’m not really in to this period of history but I’m still pleased that I went 
    If you are in Bayeux then this is worth a look, I’m probably not giving it justice as I’m not really in to this period of history but I’m still pleased that I went  more »
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  • A really spectacular display of medieval textile that I've always wanted to see and which didn't disappoint. It's a little tricky to get to via Google (which led us all around the wrong streets) but it's worth the work. I'm not one for audio guides but I'd really recommend using it (25min) because it gives you the better scope of the work.
  • This was a return trip as I was so amazed the first time and it is just as special this time round. The audio is excellent and it is recommended to follow up with the short cinema showing. There is some great exhibition on the way to the cinema. There are toilet facilities. Also it is very near to Bayeux Cathedral. The visit is very highly recommended

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