Bayeux Tapestry - Bayeux, France
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N 49° 16.465 W 000° 42.025
30U E 667264 N 5460505
Quick Description: The Bayeux Tapestry is an 11th Century embroidery, which recounts the story of the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and later King of England.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 9:17:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCFP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
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Long Description:
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry, which is instead woven—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

The tapestry consists of some fifty scenes with Latin tituli (captions), embroidered on linen with coloured woollen yarns. It is likely that it was commissioned by Bishop Odo, William's half-brother, and made in England—not Bayeux—in the 1070s. In 1729 the hanging was rediscovered by scholars at a time when it was being displayed annually in Bayeux Cathedral. The tapestry is now exhibited at Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux in Bayeux, Normandy, France.

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Admission Prices:
La Tapisserie de Bayeux Plein tarif 9€ Tarif réduit 7,50€ Tarif jeune 4€ Gratuit pour les - de 10 ans

Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Up to 1 hour

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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