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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.

 

To be noted: the tourist office of Bayeux propose 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
info@bayeux-tourism.com

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 30th June to 29th August 2014: Monday to Friday
Visits of the Cathedral: 10am - 2.15pm 
Visits of the Old Bayeux: 11.15am - 3.30pm
Language: French and English

 

Individual prices :

Ticket sale on site or at the tourist office

 

Adults: 4 €

11-17 years old: 3 €

Under 10 years old: Free

 

Prices for groups :

You may join individual tours:

 

Priority is given to groups.


The tour will be conducted in the language you have chosen upon reservation.

 

Visits from 30th June to 29th August 2014: Monday to Friday

 

Visits of the Cathedral: 10am - 2.15pm
Visits of the Old Bayeux: 11.15am - 3.30pm

 

Current rate for groups: 3€ / person.
One free ticket for 20 paying visitors.
Reservations for groups should be made with our Promotion Department, Bayeux Intercom Tourist Office:
+33 (0)2 31 51 28 27
mturpin@bayeux-tourism.com

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