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The Bayeux Tapestry


The Bayeux Tapestry, also known as Queen Matilda's Tapestry, and prior to that as the "Telle de la Conquête" (the Cloth of the Conquest), is thought to have been commissioned by Odo of Bayeux, William the Conqueror's half-brother. Legend has it that it was made by Queen Matilda, assisted by her ladies-in-waiting. It describes the occurrences relating to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It shows details of key events such as the battle of Hastings. Although it is extremely favourable to William the Conqueror, the Bayeux Tapestry is of incalculable value for our knowledge of the 11th century in Normandy and England. The tapestry was listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2007.


Distance from the Château de Boucéel

92 km

1h20 by car