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The Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux) is an embroidered cloth nearly 230 feet (70 meters) long. In about 50 scenes, the tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England, ending with the Battle of Hastings. It was created in the 11th century, possibly in England.

Location: France - Normandy - Calvados - Bayeux
The tapestry is exhibited at Bayeux Museum (Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux). In high season there will be a line, but it is well worth the wait. You are given an audio tour set which describes each scene. Everyone listens to it and slowly walks the length of the tapestry.

Bayeux has a nice medieval center to explore. It is close to the Normandy Beaches (WWII).

Website: Bayeux Museum (Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux)

There is a Victorian (1885) replica of the Bayeux Tapestry on display in the Reading Museum in Reading, England. The website has a good scene by scene description of the tapestry. www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk


Part of the Bayeux Tapestry. From WikiMedia.

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