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The Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

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The Cathedral and the Old Bayeux

Guided tours have been suspended until futher notice



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 !

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 2020: visits from Monday 17 February to Friday 28 February 2020
Spring holidays 2020: visits from Monday 13 April (Easter Monday included) to Friday 24 April 2020
All Saints holidays 2020: visits from Monday 19 October to Friday 30 October 2020
Christmas holidays 2020: visits from Monday 21 December 2020 to Wednesday 30 December 2020, only in French (except 24-25-31 December and 1st January)

Summer holidays (visits on mornings and afternoons)

Summer: visits from Monday 6 July to Friday 4 September 2020 (14 July included)


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

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)

Combined offer : If you buy a full fare ticket for a first guided tour, the following will be at a reduced rate.


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: 150 €
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: 150 €
Duration: 2 hours
Mass on Sundays at 10.30AM


MAHB, Museum of Art and History Baron Gérard

Groups of 25 persons maximum

Price: 150 € + 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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