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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 !


Health pass compulsory for the cathedral tour.

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

Our visits are conducted by an official tour guide.

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 :

 From 25 October to 5 November       (1st November included)

                                                                                                                                                                Visits of the Cathedral:

Schedules:                                                          10 a.m. (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)   2.15 p.m. (from Monday to Friday)     Bilingual tours in French and English
          Duration: 1 hr
          Limited to 18 persons
                                                                                    Privileged access to the Treasure room and the Chapter House.
                                                                                    Health pass compulsory for the cathedral tour.

                                                                                                                                                                Visits of the old Bayeux:

Schedules:                                                         11:15 a.m. (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)                                                                         3.30 p.m. (from Monday to Friday)                                                                                                           Bilingual tour in French and English

         Duration: 1hr 30mins



Tours start from the Cathedral's main entrance.



Individual prices :

Ticket sale on site and at the tourist office of Bayeux (subject to availability for the cathedral).


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: 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 18 persons maximum

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


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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