Bayeux

Bayeux…

At Bayeux, the Bayeux tapestry is a unique piece of art from the 11th century. It’s 70 meters of embroidered linen shows 58 scenes of the circumstances of the expedition  of William the Conqueror,Duke of Normandy and his army in 1066. The tapestry was made by an English-saxon workshop for Odon, half brother of William the Conqueror and Bishop of Bayeux and was displayed in the cathedral’s nave.

The Cathedral, which dominates Bayeux is an exceptional site, modified several times between the 12th and 15th centuries.

The Conservatoire de la dentelle demonstrates lace-making by needle or spindle created in the 17th century. Exhibition, demonstrations and possibility to buy samples from their shop.

Other parts to visit in Bayeux :
Mémorial du Général de Gaulle
Museum Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie
Convent des Augustines
Monastery des Bénédictines