Bayeaux tapestry – worth a visit?
yeah but no. It’s awright but not amazing. You get an audio guide in english to bring it to life and there’s a bit of muesum with some dummies in costume and some bits and bobs. I remember the town being very nice and there’s the catherdral as well where the tapestry originally hung to visit nearby. Obvs also nearby is the DD beaches of Normandy with the US muesum and the beaches to visit, too much perspective. Cherbourg itself is also very nice and the muesum is cool where the titanic stopped and you can go on an actual submarine,Posted 11 months agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
Saw it on a school trip as a kid, it’s an old tapestry. I can appreciate it’s significance but it’s never going to have me rushing back to see it again. You may be more interested and if you do go would yo bring me back some bangers and a flick knife please 🙂Posted 11 months agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
No real holiday plans this year, so found myself wondering if the Bayeux tapestry is worth the visit. Thinking driving down to Poole via maybe Bath and anywhere else interesting en route, foot ferry to Cherbourg, then bus or train to Bayeux for a day, same ferry back to Poole then a different route back to Beyond The Wall. Is the tapestry worth it?Posted 11 months agoAndy_KMember
We quite enjoyed it with the audio description, just like a medieval graphic novel. It fair sweeps through it though, so I went back round to have a better look at the detail.
We drove down the road to Arramanches the same day (of mullberry harbour fame) for ice creams and a decent beach.Posted 11 months agotoppers3933Member
if you’re already in the area its worth a trip. what your proposing seems a lot of effort just to see it. if you can hire a car at Cherbourg and drive around all the D-day stuff then id say absolutely because the entire are is amazing but just for the tapestry id say not worth it.Posted 11 months agojohndohMember
Didn’t a school kid in the 80’s realise the images directly correlate with the written verbs underneath, and that Harold isn’t in fact the dude with an arrow in his eye?
From what I understood from school, it was the guy to the left of him falling down that was Harold as he was holding a mace and only royals could hold a mace.Posted 11 months agospicypedroSubscriber
I visited last month and really enjoyed it. Bayeux (the town) is beautiful too. In fact, that whole region is pretty stunning.
Get to the Normandy beaches, St Malo, Dinard and Dinan.
I’d probably avoid Mont Saint Michel though. It’s like Euro Disney without rides, but with an extra helping of surly, Parisien-style waiters and shopkeepers.Posted 11 months agobruneepSubscriberjekkylMember
yeah I loved Mont Saint Michel, fascinating. Don’t pay to go into the 3 part ‘muesum’ though as it’s rubbish and the dialogue is all in french. We found a great little cafe just a little way up the first street, on the left as you go up, and you went upstairs and all the fittings were dark woood. We sat and had waffles and coffee and watched all the tourists down below.Posted 11 months agogavtheoldskaterMember
I saw it on a school trip and was then, and until recently, utterly indifferent.
However a few months back I watched a BBC prog about weapons and they explained how interesting it was in terms of a littoral depiction not only of weopons and how they were used but also of battle injuries. It’s pretty obvious it would be really but I’d never thought of it like that and would love to go back andcreally look at it.
I’d also like to visit the d-day beaches again.Posted 11 months agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
Ok so in summary, worth it if you’re in the area but maybe not otherwise?
Where I probably couldn’t tell the difference between the real thing and the copy in Reading, if I’m going to make the effort, I’d rather see the real thing.
Anyway, I’ll bookmark the thread and re-read it again later
ThanksPosted 11 months ago
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