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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  • She has many times escaped destruction this embroidery, formerly called needlepoint, which traces the life of the 11th century up to the battle of Hastings and Guillaume victory over the English. A good memory anyway. It's monumental, more interesting and fun than really beautiful. Enjoy the explanations in the first rooms to not be a prisoner of an audioguide.
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  • Amazing that this tapestry survived. Plan about an hour for the tour. Parking was easily available. Bayeux was easy to navigate. 
  • I had hear and read about the tapestry before I saw it, but was just blown away. The sheer magnitude and grandeur and artistic and historical detail is overwhelming. I wish I had had the time to go ba...  more »
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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.