France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux
This huge and lovely Norman church dominates the main square in Bayeux, home of the famous Tapestry.

 
   

 

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux, built on a site once occupied by the Romans, is an impressive edifice in the center of this small Norman town.

Detail, Bayeux Cathedral, France
A detail of the cathedral interior...

The original cathedral was dedicated in 1077. Today, portions of the towers and the crypt date from the 11th century, while other parts of the building range from the 13th to the 18th century.

  Bayeux Cathedral, France
  Bayeux Cathedral
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With its combination of Norman and Romanesque architecture, as well as Gothic spires, the cathedral is a magnificent building. It is perhaps best viewed from the back, where a small green area with benches also provides a great spot to enjoy the view and a picnic.

The cathedral is just a short (2-3 minutes) walk from the Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry, a must-see in Bayeux.

In addition, from the cathedral it's easy to reach Old Bayeux and walk through the charming streets, with their half-timbered houses and other interesting buildings.


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Bayeux Cathedral, France

Above, Soaring towers of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux.

Below, View from the side.


 

Bayeux Cathedral, Normandy, France

   
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