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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and many more Bayeux attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bayeux travel itinerary maker.
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  • We travelled up France to Bayeux just to see the tapestry. We arrived at the museum just before 11.45 and were informed that the top floor of the museum was closed due to works. We could see the tapes...  more »
  • Well done audio tour that keeps you moving at a pace but is very informative and amusing. Loved seeing this piece of history. 
  • The Bayeux Tapestry is very impressive, considering it is almost 1000 years old. I still think King Harold got the short end of the stick, though - but William thought otherwise! 
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  • It was interesting to listen, learn the history and to see the size of the tapestry. We were lucky enough and got in for free as a special weekend offer. Though I do feel the usual €9 entry fee would be a little steep for a 30 minute tour!
  • This place is not disable friendly far to many steps and no information as to the access of a lift. The direction are very misleading taking you up and down steps. Wheel chair access is possible if you can find the small out of the way signs. Would no recommend for anyone with walking difficulties. Mentioning the staff the seemed totally uninterested with a could not care less attitude. But it is france.
  • This is the most focused museum I have ever visited, anywhere. For 8 euro (single adult), you get an audio guide (several languages available), and the chance to view the single exhibit: the Bayeux Tapestry. The audio guide is well-made and tells the story depicted as you shuffle along just in front of the glass-encased, 70-meter-long tapestry. Read up a little on the tapestry before visiting for a better understanding of what you're looking at. The tapestry is literally the only exhibit but it's completely worth it if you are interested.
  • Fantastic experience to see this close to 1000 years old tapestry. Modern day's communications people can learn a lot.
  • A must when you're in Bayeux. Nice audio tour about the tapestry and in another room lot's to see and learn about the tapestry and the times.