Bayeux Cathedral and Tapestry
On Thursday the 22nd we did the last part of our Normandy tour visiting the Cathedral at Bayeux and the 950 year old tapestry on display acrros the street. Bayeux Cathedral was the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry. and is a national monument of France. The Cathedral was consecrated on 14th July 1077, by Bishop Odo of Conteville, in the presence of his illustrious brother,William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It is believed that Odo commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry. The masterpiece from the Middle Ages was probably intended to be hung in the cathedral nave. The tapestry is 70 meters long, and tells the story of William the Conqueror. The scenes in the tapestry are part history and part propaganda (those who win write the history).
Bayeux and the Cathedral was spared any damage from WWII.