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The Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

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The Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

Gem of the Normand architecture, situated in the heart of the conservation area, the Bayeux Cathedral was consecrated on 14th July 1077, by Bishop Odo of Conteville, in the presence of his illustrious brother, William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy and king of England. It is believed that Odo commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry. The masterpiece from the Middle Ages was probably intended to be hung in the cathedral nave.


Around the cathedral, the historic centre, untouched during the events of 1944, offers a rich heritage comprising timber-framed houses, manors and townhouses.


The Bayeux tourist office proposes guided tours of the Cathedral and of the old Bayeux !



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Contact us!
Tourist Office of Bayeux
Pont Saint-Jean
14400 BAYEUX
+33 (0)2 31 51 28 28

Privileged access to the Treasure room and the Chapter House
during tours organised by Bayeux Intercom Tourist Office.

Available at the Tourist Office

« Notre Dame Cathedral, Bayeux »

« Notre Dame Cathedral, Bayeux »

Author : François NEVEUX with the collaboration of Claire RUELLE
Editor : OREP Editions

Construction of Bayeux Cathedral began in the Roman period, under Bishop Hugues, to continue under William the Conqueror's brother, Bishop Odo (11th Century). Following serious fire damage during the 12th Century, the cathedral was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 13th Century. Construction of the central tower began in the 15th Century, under Bishop Louis d'Harcourt, to be completed only in the 19th Century following major work by Eugène Flachat. The aim of this book is to provide a short history and guided exterior and interior tour of the monument. It helps visitors and readers to discover of one of France's finest cathedrals and an indisputable masterpiece of Norman Gothic art.

Price : 5,70 €

Practical information

Guided Tours :

Our visits are conducted by a tour guide and interpreter.

Visits from monday to friday.


Short holidays (visits only on the afternoon)

Winter holidays 2019: visits from Monday 18 February to Friday 8 March 2019
Spring holidays 2019: visits from Monday 15 April to Friday 3 May 2019
September 2018: visits from Monday 2 September to Friday 13 September 2019
All Saints holidays 2018: visits from Monday 21 October to Friday 1st November 2019
Christmas holidays 2018: visits from Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020 (except 24-25-31 December and 1st January)

Summer holidays (visits on mornings and afternoons)

Summer: visits from Monday 8 July to Friday 30 August 2018


Visits of the Cathedral: 10am & 2.15pm (duration:1 hour)
Visits of the Old Bayeux: 11.15am & 3.30pm (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Language: French and English

Special visit for 75th anniversary of DDay Landings
Bayeux : From the Occupation to De Gaulle speech
From 3th to 10th June - Monday to Friday - 1:30
French and English language
Start from the Tourist Office

Individual prices :

Ticket sale on site or at the tourist office of Bayeux


Adults: 5 €

11-17 years old: 3 €

Under 10 years old: Free (with family and excluding school groups)


Prices for groups :

The guided tours of the Old Bayeux and the Cathedral are also proposed to groups.


Visits everyday upon request and availability
Language : French or English

The Old Bayeux and the Cathedral

Groups of 50 persons maximum

Price: 140 €
Duration: 2 hours

The Cathedral Notre Dame of Bayeux

Access to the Treasure Room, the Chapter House and the Episcopal Palace's chapel.

Groups of 17 persons maximum

Price: 140 €
Duration: 2 hours
Mass on Sundays at 10.30AM


MAHB, Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard

Groups of 25 persons maximum

Price: 140 € + 5,50 € per person for the museum entrance
Duration: 2 hours


Reservations for groups should be made with our Promotion Department, Bayeux Intercom Tourist Office:

+33 (0)2 31 51 28 27

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