Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry

#9 in Best Things To Do in Normandy
Museum of the Bayeux Tapestry
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Key Info

13 Rue de Nesmond

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Museums, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

You might ask why on earth would you make a stop to see a tapestry when Camembert cheese, hard cider and the rolling Normandy hills are beckoning? Well, because the Bayeux Tapestry is big (70 meters long), ornate (more like artwork than your grandma’s embroidery) and tells a story (it chronicles the 1066 Battle of Hastings). In fact, one TripAdvisor user says, “This is one of those attractions that I wasn't sure that I would find that interesting, but it turned out to be one of my favorite attractions in Normandy.”

One IgoUgo.com user gives this advice: “An audioguide is a smart investment here, for two reasons. First, it gives you the explanation of the scenes and brings your attention to details you would never have noticed. … Second, you get to step in front of everybody who doesn't have an audioguide, which is essential if you want to see anything in the crowd of tourists.”

Open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (with abbreviated hours in the winter), the museum charges €7.80 EUR or about $10.50 USD to view this tapisserie

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