La Tapisserie de Bayeux

The Bayeux Tapestry Unique artefact of its kind, the Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidery of wool yarn on woven linen, made in the 11th Century. It is 70 metres long and 50 centimetres high, and recounts the tale of the conquest of England on 14th October 1066, led by William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy.

Remarkably well preserved, the Bayeux Tapestry features on UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register, thus ensuring its conservation and its registration as an artefact of universal value. Saved many times from destruction through the course of history, the ’ Cloth of the Conquest ’ (its other name) continues to reveal its secrets today.

The Tapestry has been displayed at the Bayeux Tapestry museum since 1983 (and is still there!), a public museum housed in Centre Guillaume le Conquérant (formerly the Grand Séminaire). With close to 400,000 visitors every year, the Bayeux Tapestry attracts people from all over the world and is still the subject of many scientific research projects. A visit to the museum allows members of the public to see the Tapestry in its entirety, to get up close without damaging it, and to understand its history, and how it was made.

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13 bis, rue de Nesmond

14400 Bayeux

T. 02 31 51 25 50

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Opening hours

Du 01/03 au 31/10 de 09h à 18h30 (19h de mai à août) et du 01/11 au 28/02 de 09h30 à 12h30 puis de 14h à 18h — Fermeture annuelle les 24/12 après-midi, 25/12, 26/12 matin et 31/12après-midi — Fermeture du 1er au 31 janvier inclus

Admission fee

Full rate €11.00 — Concessions €7,50

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