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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  • We heard about the Bayeaux Tapestry from family and had extra time to check it out. It was a little difficult finding the entrance but we managed to get there. The Tapestry is a fascinating depiction ...  more »
  • Very beautiful reconstitution through this extraordinary fresco. Beautiful moment of history on this period. To see
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  • The Bayeux tapestry brings to life the important historical battle that changed the course of the British royalty and the beginning of years of conflict between England and France. Incredible it has s...  more »
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  • The tapestry was gorgeous and incredible. Audio guide was quite informative as well. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a kids version of the audio guide also that our children were very into.
  • My father really enjoyed seeing this. It was interesting how long they recorded time with a piece of fabric. I was a little bored, but my father loved it so that made it better for me.
  • The Bayeux Tapestry is well worth a trip out of your way to see it. Liked the exhibits in the museum. Realize that when you go through the tapestry, you cannot stop the audio guide. So you have to keep walking. But the guide is really interesting. The town is also worth spending a few hours to walk through. See the church also.
  • Interested in historic items? This is for you! Well laid out with headphone audio narration whilst viewing the tapestry, this keeps everything orderly and keeps the queue moving effectively. Audio is clear, informative and available in your choice of language. Note, If you're British and making a special journey to view this, the French government have agreed to loan the tapestry to the UK in the very near future.
  • Was blown away by the museum. I'd heard of the tapestry in school but forgot about it as we went her for the D-Day tours. Audio guide walks you through each portion of history laid out on the tapestry. Incredible to see in person. My only regret is not buying a tapestry for my house. Worth the visit.
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