Bayeux Cathedral

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Bayeux Cathedral (Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is a Norman-Romanesque cathedral, located in the town of Bayeux. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry and is a national monument of France.

The site is an ancient one and was once occupied by Roman sanctuaries. The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It was here that William forced Harold Godwinson to take the oath, the breaking of which led to the Norman conquest of England.


<gallery>Image:Bayeauxcathedralinterior.jpg|An interior view of the cathedralImage:Baycript.jpg|A mural in the cryptImage:Baycrypt.jpg|A mural in the cryptImage:Bayeux013.JPG|Cathedral at nightFile:Normandie Calvados Bayeux2 tango7174.jpg|Gothic choirFile:Normandie Calvados Bayeux3 tango7174.jpg|Neo-classical main altarFile:Normandie Calvados Bayeux4 tango7174.jpg|Chapels,<br>south arm of transeptFile:Normandie Calvados Bayeux5 tango7174.jpg|Stained-glass window, south arm of transeptFile:Normandie Calvados Bayeux6 tango7174.jpg|Chapel, south side of nave</gallery>

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