Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux

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Must see · Art Museum · History Museum
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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  • I had heard and read about the Bayeux Tapestry for many years but just never made it to Bayeux to see it in person until late 2019. I took the early morning train from Paris which was an easy trip...  more »
  • Lovely historic experience. The kids also thoroughly enjoyed it. Wonderful tapisserie. A must see when in Bayeux.  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.

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