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Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux)
The Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux) might be almost 1,000 years old, but it’s still one of the top tourist attractions in northern France. Housed in a purpose-built museum and depicting the infamous Norman invasion of England, its detailed needlework and impressive size draw hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world every year.
 
The Basics
A UNESCO “Memory of the World,” the Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a very rare object, one of few textiles to last almost 1,000 years. The 230-foot-long (70 meter) embroidered frieze shows William the Conqueror invading England, and the subsequent Battle of Hastings told from the point of view of the victorious Normans.
 
Since 1983, the tapestry has been displayed behind glass in a purpose-built, climate-controlled museum called Tapestry Museum (Musée de la Tapisserie), in central Bayeux. The colors and level of detail of the figures shown are remarkable when viewed up close, and make the tapestry a must-visit stop on guided tours of northern France.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entry to the Tapestry Museum is by paid ticket.
  • Discounts are available for students and seniors.
  • Audio guides can be rented at the reception desk.
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.
  • Visitors can buy a combined ticket to see other museums in Bayeux.
 
How to Get There
The Tapestry Museum is located at 13B Rue de Nesmond in Bayeux, France. It’s accessible by car or as part of a guided tour that includes transport. Rail links join Bayeux with St.-Lazare station in Paris.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open seven days a week from February to December, with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It closes for the whole month of January. From March to October, it is open from 9am–6:30pm (until 7pm in May–August). In November, December, and February, the museum closes every day for lunch, 12:30pm–2pm.
 
Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum
Also found in Bayeux is the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum that details the events leading up to and including the Normandy or “D-Day” landings. With a collection of military artifacts, including uniforms, guns, and armored vehicles, the museum recreates the events of August 1944 in vivid detail and will be of interest to visitors who want to learn more about the history of the Second World War.
Address: Bayeux, France
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Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from BayeuxDay Trips

Private Tour to Bayeux, Honfleur and Pays d' Auge from Bayeux

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Delve into Normandy's superb historical and culinary heritage on a private tour from Bayeux. Begin with a visit to Bayeux Cathedral and the iconic Bayeux Taperstry illustrating the story of William the Conqueror. Next continue onto Honfleur, a waterfront town that's filled with timber-framed houses and France's largest wooden church. It's colorful scenery was a favorite among Impressionist painters like Monet. Finally, save your appetite for Pays d' Auge, where you'll sample regional food and drink specialities like Cavados brandy and Camembert cheese. 
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The Normandy Landing Beaches are among France’s most important WWII sites and memorials; the location of the notorious D-Day Landings. This full-day tour from Paris follows the path of the Canadian Allied troops; visiting Juno Beach and the Canadian war cemetery. Along the way, stop in Bayeux for a visit to the UNESCO-protected Bayeux Tapestry.
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Explore all of Normandy’s star attractions in one day on this private tour from Rouen. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Rouen's Old Town, admire the grand Cathedral and see the spot where Joan of Arc was killed. After lunch (own expense), continue to Caen, where highlights include the Abbaye aux Hommes and William the Conqueror’s Castle. Finally, visit the famous Bayeux tapestry and take a tour of the magnificent Château de Falaise.
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Tick off the best bits of Normandy in one day on this private tour from Bayeux. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you marvel at the famous Bayeux tapestry, then follow in the footsteps of Joan of Arc and Rollo in historic Rouen. After lunch (own expense), continue to Caen, where highlights include the Abbaye aux Hommes and William the Conqueror’s Castle, then take a tour of the magnificent Château de Falaise.
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Follow in the footsteps of historic icons like William the Conqueror, Joan of Arc and Rollo on this full-day private tour of Normandy. Discover the dark secrets and major events of French history as you explore Rouen, Caen and Bayeux with an expert guide. Start with a visit to historic Rouen to view the magnificent Cathedral and see the spot where Joan of Arc was killed. After lunch (own expense), explore the port town of Caen, including William the Conquerors's castle and the Abbaye aux Hommes, then marvel over the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry.
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Enjoy this 3-day in the beautiful region of Normandy and visit some of the most historical, memorial, heritage, and religious places. Travel 1hr30 in train and start your trip in the Sanctuary of Lisieux to follow the footsteps of Saint Teresa, continue the second day traveling in a private minivan with an English-speaking guide/driver to the city of Bayeux and admire the 70 meters long middle age Tapestry, Listed “World Heritage” by UNESCO. Continue to the Landing Beaches of Normandy and the American Cemetery. On the third day visit, the Mont Saint Michel classed by UNESCO as a world heritage in 1979 and continue to the walled city of Saint-Malo known as a city of pirates. Finally, take the TGV (Bullet train) from Rennes to Paris and be there in only one and a half hours (instead of 5 HOURS by minibus).
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March into the Canadian landing sector and cherish the lives to those who have been lost fighting for the world which is today. It is at Juno Beach the resistance from the German army proved difficult for the Canadians to prevail and win the territory. Thereafter, you will go to Bayeux and visit the tapestry museum for a unique history session. Then, you will finish at the Canadian cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives. Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
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Enjoy this 3-day tour in two of the most beautiful regions in France: NORMANDY and THE LOIRE VALLEY. Start your trip in the city of Bayeux to admire the 70 meters long middle age Tapestry, Listed World Heritage by UNESCO. Continue to the coast and visit the Landing beaches of the D-Day and the American Cemetery. On the second day visit the Mont Saint Michel classed by UNESCO as a world heritage in 1979 and continue to the walled city of Saint-Malo. Return to Paris in bullet train. Finally travel to the city of Tours, board your minibus for an incredible CASTLE tour through the Loire Valley, UNESCO´s World Heritage since 2000. You will have a guided visit of: Château de VILLANDRY, known for its beautiful gardens; Château de CHENONCEAU, one of the best-known of the Loire valley, and one of the two to have been built in the river bed; and Château d'Amboise recognized as Historical Monument by the French Ministry of Culture since 1840. Leonardo Da Vinci spent his last days in this Château.
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