Musée d'art et d'histoire Baron Gérard, Bayeux

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Review the gamut of European civilization from Roman remains to exquisite lace at Musée d'art et d'histoire Baron Gérard. Located in the Bishop's palace and named after art connoisseur Baron Henri-Alexandre Gerard, the museum is dedicated to the history of European art, intermixed with Bayeux's rich history. Explore the accessible and visitor-friendly displays of archaeological and ethnographical pieces, drawings, paintings, sculptures, examples of Bayeux lace and porcelain, and more. Purchase a combination ticket to gain access to the tapestry and Battle of Normandy museums. To visit Musée d'art et d'histoire Baron Gérard and get the most from your holiday in Bayeux, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bayeux vacation builder.
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  • This museum traced the history of art in Europe from prehistory to the 20th century. It is housed in a former Bishop's Palace near the Cathedral. Its porcelain and lace exhibits are extensive. There a...  more »
  • This museum gives overall picture of art from the Bayeux region. I was impressed about the way the art was displayed within the different rooms. A must visit  more »
  • This museum opened in 2013 is in an exceptional setting. Composed of 14 extremely comfortable rooms it describes the history of Bayeux. Many paintings, porcelain, lace are along the way. Too few visitors seem it.
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  • Museum with a motley collection. The Palace Chapel is beautiful. Quiz points make the more playful tour for children.
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  • Very nice space!
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  • Very diverse Museum. Although pottery, open them the way age and lace are not my cup of tea. The quality of the scenography of the place my license to spend a pleasant moment.
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  • Well rehabilitation, beautiful pieces of art, beautiful historical and geographical explanations.
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  • Beautiful and well-designed Museum in his career.
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