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Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux)
Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux)

Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux)

13 rue de Nesmond, Centre Guillaume le Conquerant, Bayeux, France

The Basics

A UNESCO “Memory of the World,” the Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a very rare object, one of few textiles to last almost 1,000 years. The 230-foot-long (70 meter) embroidered frieze shows William the Conqueror invading England, and the subsequent Battle of Hastings told from the point of view of the victorious Normans.

Since 1983, the tapestry has been displayed behind glass in a purpose-built, climate-controlled museum called Tapestry Museum (Musée de la Tapisserie), in central Bayeux. The colors and level of detail of the figures shown are remarkable when viewed up close, and make the tapestry a must-visit stop on guided tours of northern France.

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Bayeux City Tour In English 2 hours (March-Sept)
Bayeux City Tour In English 2 hours (March-Sept)
USD21.52 per adult
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Bayeux comes alive.
Christele is an amazing guide, vibrant, knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot about Bayeux and its important history.
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Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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Friendly and informative
Mary_D, May 2022
Bayeux City Tour In English 2 hours (March-Sept)
As adults, we loved this private tour of Bayeux! If you like history and lots of dates and details, you will enjoy it too. It is definitely an adult tour; kids would get restless on information overload but it was friendly and informative.
star-5
Great guide
Linda_J, May 2022
Bayeux City Tour In English 2 hours (March-Sept)
Our guide was fabulous, very knowledgeable and entertaining . Was on time and very knowledgeable and was very enjoying as far as her stories.
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Dynamic History of Normandy
Roy_B, Sep. 2021
Private Tour: Rouen, Bayeux, and Falaise Day Trip from Bayeux
If you enjoy history and learning about cultural roots, this tour is for you! We started in Bayeux with the Tapestry and were enthralled from then on with the history and exploits of William the Conqueror and his family. The tour ended in Caen at William the Conqueror’s burial site, so we literally had a cradle to the grave experience with a traverse through the Norman countryside stopping at key sites and being steeped in his extraordinary life and coming away with an understanding of his amazing impact and contributions to western civilization.
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Excellent tour of Bayeux
MaryRose_W, Apr. 2022
Bayeux City Tour In English 2 hours (March-Sept)
The guide is an expert on the history of the beautiful town of Bayeux Loved the story of the liberation tree .
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Entry to the Tapestry Museum is by paid ticket.

  • Discounts are available for students and seniors.

  • Audio guides can be rented at the reception desk.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

  • Visitors can buy a combined ticket to see other museums in Bayeux.

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How to Get There

The Tapestry Museum is located at 13B Rue de Nesmond in Bayeux, France. It’s accessible by car or as part of a guided tour that includes transport. Rail links join Bayeux with St.-Lazare station in Paris.

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When to Get There

The museum is open seven days a week from February to December, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It closes for the whole month of January. From March to October, it is open from 9am–6:30pm (until 7pm in May–August). In November, December, and February, the museum closes every day for lunch, 12:30pm–2pm.

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Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum

Also found in Bayeux is the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum that details the events leading up to and including the Normandy or “D-Day” landings. With a collection of military artifacts, including uniforms, guns, and armored vehicles, the museum recreates the events of August 1944 in vivid detail and will be of interest to visitors who want to learn more about the history of the Second World War.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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