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Bayeux Tapestry


The Bayeux Tapestry, also known as the Tapestry of Queen Mathilde, and earlier like “the canvas of the Conquest”, was ordered by Odon Bayeux, half-brother of William the Conqueror. Legend says that it was Queen Mathilde, helped by her ladies companions, who made it. It describes the facts of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It details key events such as the Battle of Hastings. Although very favorable to William the Conqueror, the Bayeux Tapestry has an invaluable documentary value for the Norman and English  knowledge of the 11th century. The tapestry is inscribed since 2007 in the Memory of the World register by UNESCO.

Distance : 92 km
13 bis Rue de Nesmond
14400 BAYEUX