Amazing Bayeax Tapestry


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August 31st 2016
Published: July 2nd 2017
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We spent a very nice night at our hotel and after breakfast we headed out. Sonya was off to a war museum and we were off to see the Bayeax Tapestry. It is a remarkably preserved embroidered tapestry 70 meter long (231'😉 and 50 centimetres tall (20"😉 depicting the tale of the conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. The tapestry is considered to be one of the first comic strips in history. The embroidery depicts more than 600 characters, 200 horses, some 40 ships and hundreds of animals and mythological figures. The tapestry is over 900 years old and made out of linen and embroidered with wool. It is the longest tapestry in the world. It was amazing to see something so old in such good shape.
After seeing the tapestry we met Sonya for a walk through Bayeax Cathedral. It was a very impressive cathedral inside and out.
We had a coffee and some pastries for lunch before heading back on the freeway to Bailly. The toll highways here in France are very expensive but quick!


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