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Bayeux - Tourism in the Calvados

Spared during the war, the medieval town of Bayeux has preserved a rich architectural heritage. The historic centre is superbly intact and is a wonderful place for walkers, with its Gothic cathedral and old narrow streets lined with mansions and old timber-framed residences. Not to be missed, the Guillaume-le-Conquérant centre is home to the famous Bayeux tapestry, said in France to be by Queen Mathilde, his wife. Made in the 11th century, this woollen embroidery of 70 metres in length and 50 centimeters in height, redraw the conquest of England by the duke of Normandy, William the Conqueror.

Bayeux is also home to the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum which offers a complete overview of this event in history.

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Knowledge and heritage: Discover embroidery particular point of Bayeux, a technique used in the 11th century to achieve the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Chantal James Workshop Art Bayeux Embroidery, free for guests to present their passion with demonstrations of embroidery representing reproductions of the Bayeux Tapestry or other grounds. Location: 8 rue Saint Loup in Bayeux.


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