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Tapestry or embroidery ?

The Bayeux Tapestry (Calvados) is an embroidery, 70 metres long, made in the 11th century. It is listed as a “Memory of the World” by UNESCO (http://www.unesco.org/new/fr/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/)

Celebrating the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, this linen canvas was embroidered after the Battle of Hastings on October 14th, 1066, probably in a monastery in the south of England.

Vikings ships, Norman and Saxon cavalries illustrate the exploits of William and his opponent Harold, another pretender to the throne of England.

New room!

A new educational room was recently put at the disposal of the classes, who can, free of charge and on booking, work in a quiet and isolated environment, on a reproduction of the Tapestry in a scale ˝.The texts in Latin are translated into French and English. Furthermore, some scenes and characters are enlarged to allow a detailed study of the work.

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