Bayeux - Show

William’s Cathedral, 4 times a week until January 6th

During Christmas hollidays, the projections "William's Cathedral" are proposed four times a week! Until January 6th, admire the Bayeux Tapestry coming back (virtually) in the Cathedral on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!

 

Inside the majestic Bayeux cathedral, the entire work, inscribed since 2007 in the UNESCO Memory of the World register, is displayed on the ephemeral screens, specially installed by the teams of Spectaculaires, Allumeurs d'images.

At the same time, the architecture and choir of the Cathedral are enhanced by a precise and dynamic play of lights.

 

Commissioned by Odon de Conteville, bishop of Bayeux and half-brother of William the Conqueror, the thousand-year-old embroidery thus virtually finds its first jewel: the nave of the cathedral, where it was exhibited for the first time in July 1077.

 

A unique show, free, all public, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until January 6, 2018! At 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm and 8.00pm!

 

> All the informations (dates, hours...) on the dedicated page "William's Cathedral"

Bayeux - Guided tours

Christmas holiday: guided tours of the old Bayeux and the cathedral

During Christmas Holidays, from December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018, guided tours are proposed in Bayeux (from Tuesday to Friday - only the mornings)!

 

Discover the old town and the cathedral, thanks to the knowledgeable Mathilde Legoupil, official guide at the Bayeux tourist office!

 

For the occasion, Mathilde will propose special guided tours around Christmas theme: the origins and the traditions through the centuries, the Christmas eve of personalities that Bayeux history can be related to. For example, the Général Charles de Gaulle broadcasted on December 24, 1941, a surprising Christmas tale on the BBC, to the children of France...

 

Bayeux Cathedral

During the tour, privileged access to the treasure room and the chapter house, usually closed to the public. Discover the history and the life of the Cathedral, the crypt...

 

Practical informations: departure at 2.15PM in french only

(departure from the Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour - Restricted access up to 17 people)

 

Old Bayeux

Around the Cathedral, the historic centre, untouched during the events of 1944 and distinguished as a preserved area, offers a rich heritage comprising timber-framed houses, manors and townhouses.

 

Practical informations: departure at 3.30PM

(departure: Cathedral - Duration: 1 hour 30)

 

Tickets available onsite or at the tourist office of Bayeux (Pont Saint-Jean - See the opening hours)

Prices: Adult: 5€ / 11 to 17: 3€ / Free under 10

> Practical informations and prices

Longues-sur-Mer - Closing of the office

Winter closure for the tourist office of Longues-sur-Mer

The tourist office of Longues-sur-Mer closes its doors Sunday 5th November.

 

Reopening in April 2018 for the new season!

 

The German battery site is open all year round.

MAHB - Thematic visits

New: thematic visits at the MAHB!

The services of the Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard (MAHB) put in place two new operations! "Thursdays of the museum" and "The object of the month" begin in October 2017, with a program defined until June 2018. An original way to discover or rediscover the collections of the museum, which reopened in 2013.

 

Thursdays of the museum

Starting on Thursday 12 October 2017, thematic visits will be proposed one Thursday a month. These visits, carried out by the head of the museum, will highlight some aspects of the museum and its permanent collections. They are scheduled until June 2018 at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM on the dates indicated.

► 12/10/2017 - The collections of the museum around 1900
► 16/11/2017 - Les Lefébure: the excellence at the service of lace
► 14/12/2017 - A look at women in the museum's collections
► 15/02/2018 - History painting: when art tells the great events
► 15/03/2018 - History painting: when mythology inspires artists
►12 / 04/2018 - Ceramics in the museum's collections
► 17/05/2018 - From the palace to the museum: the history of a jewel case and its uses
► 14/06/2018 - The Gérard collection: the donation of an art lover

 

Price of the visit: 4 € per person.
Museum entrance fee: 5,50 € (free for the Ambassador card holders)
Duration of visit: about 1 hour.
Reservation advised: +33(0)2 31 10 27 84 / resa-mahb@mairie-bayeux.fr

 

The object of the month

From the 10th of each month, a work will be highlighted in the collections. New acquisition, exit from reserves or permanent exhibits, it can be discovered during the thematic visits proposed during the "Thursdays of the Month" operation or freely thanks to a documented booklet, available near the work.

Bayeux - Accessibility

The Bayeux Tapestry accessible to the visually impaired

The Bayeux Tapestry, listed "Memory of the World" since 2007 by UNESCO, is now accessible to people with visual impairments. The association Valentin Haüy, which works for autonomy, has indeed made bas-reliefs interpreting the Tapestry to make it accessible to the blind and visually impaired.

 

First modeled in 3D by computer before being executed by numerical milling in polyurethane plates, three emblematic scenes were reproduced in relief to allow the visually impaired to "touch" the Tapestry and feel the emotion: the Oath, the crossing of the Channel and the Battle of Hastings.

 

A great first for the Tapestry Museum, which wants to continue the development of mediation tools, notably in the new museum planned for 2023.

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