Museum of Art and History Baron Gerard, Bayeux

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#13 of 49 in Museums in Calvados
Review the gamut of European civilization from Roman remains to exquisite lace at Museum of Art and History Baron Gerard. 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. You can plan Bayeux trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Museum situated in a beautiful building. Much to see and admire. Ceramics and lace, Coast objects from prehistory and history. What I found very annoying and very unfortunate was that the English text was displayed black and small and virtually unreadable. Not everyone can read and understand the French text.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It appears to be an Art Museum, but in reality it is a museum of the history of Bayeux. It uses art and artifacts to trace the history of the area from the time of the earliest people to the recent pa...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    A fantastic museum, well designed and beautifully laid out. The lace exhibition was exquisite. Something for everyone and not too large. There were very few people there on our visit, it deserves to b...  more »
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  • September 4, 2017
    Good
  • August 19, 2017
    Superb Museum. Very interesting for children. A rebound in time very well done.
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  • September 18, 2017
    very very beautiful Museum, very nice
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  • September 16, 2017
    Always as pretty
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  • December 26, 2016
    Museum with a motley collection. The Palace Chapel is beautiful. Quiz points make the more playful tour for children.
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