Bayeux Tapestry


Listed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, the Bayeux Tapestry is an invaluable record of the conquest of the throne of England by William the Conqueror. Probably ordered by Odon de Bayeux, William’s half-brother, and made in the years following the conquest, this 70-metre-long and 50cm high embroidery shows the clothes, the castles, the ships and the conditions of life in the 11th century.
Contact details

Bayeux Tapestry

13 bis rue Nesmond

14400 BAYEUX

Phone : 02 31 51 25 50

Fax : 02 31 51 25 59


Obligatory for groups

Fixed telephone :


  • Normandy Quality Tourism

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates


    Discount - maximum age : 10 years old

    Base rate - full rate adult From 9.50 €
    Reduced rate From 7.50 €
    Student rate From 5 €
    School group rate From 5 €
    Means of payment

    Carte bleue

    Postal or bank cheques

    Holiday vouchers


    Eurocard - Mastercard





    Temporary exhibitions


    Visite libre en permanence - yes
    Average time60 minutes -
    Further informationGuided tour of the tapestry with headphones available in F, GB, D, NL, I, E, DK, RUS, N, S, J, C, CZ and Hebrew for adults and in F or GB for school children: 20min. Last visit 1hr10 before closing, or 45min for tapestry alone. -


    Groups acccepted
    Minimum number of people 20
    The Bayeux Tapestry is a unique, exceptional 11th century masterpiece that has been listed on the Unesco Memory of the World register since 2007. The tapestry is nearly 70 meters long and depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. The tapestry features over 600 embroidered characters, 200 horses, some forty ships and several hundred animals and figures from mythology. The tapestry was hidden numerous times to save it from destruction and still has plenty of secrets to reveal, 900 years after its creation.

    Further information

    Environment : In the town centre