Bayeux Tapestry Museum

The amazing history of Bayeux

Time on holiday is time well spent, as days out together make family bonds stronger. Having fun together only strengthens a close-knit family. Welcome to Normandy: the perfect holiday destination for a relaxing family break. Come and have fun in Le Fanal Campsite and Caravan Park, which has various activities on offer, including games, concerts, themed evenings and more. As well as these activities, you will have plenty of opportunity to visit nearby Bayeux. Bayeux is a great place for a day trip, especially for its:

  • Famous tapestry
  • Historic cathedral

These tourist attractions reveal the historic side of the town. Go and explore!

The Bayeux Tapestry

>Go and see one of Bayeux’s greatest historical treasures: the famous Tapestry. To find out more about the Tapestry, which measures 70m long and 20cm high, Bayeux has a museum dedicated to it. The tapestry was woven in the 11th century, and tells the story of how William the Conqueror, then Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold, and became the King of England. It was commissioned by Odon de Conteville, the half-brother of William the Conqueror and bishop of Bayeux between 1049 and 1097. The bishop commissioned the tapestry when the Cathedral was consecrated. The latter’s marvellous architecture and history makes it well worth a visit.

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The Cathedral

Rising up majestically in the centre of the old town, the Notre-Dame Cathedral is a masterful example of Roman and Norman Gothic architecture. After being razed to the ground, this historic monument was rebuilt by Hugues II and Odon de Conteville between 1040 and 1080. It was consecrated on the 14th July 1077 by the Archbishop of Rouen, Jean d’Ivry, witnessed by William the Conqueror and Queen Matilda. As you visit the western façade, nave, transept and central tower, you will see both Roman and Gothic architecture.

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