Thursday, 29 January 2015

Bayeux Cathedral, Normandy, France.


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English: The Nave, Notre Dame de Bayeux Cathedral, France.
Français: Le nef de la Notre Dame de Bayeux.
Photo: 22 July 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Anton Bielousov.
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: Bayeux Cathedral, Normandy, France.
Français: Cathédrale de Bayeux (classé, 1862).
Photo: 21 July 2013.
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: Bayeux Cathedral, Calvados, Normandy, France.
The High Altar, with The Nave in the backgound.
Français: Notre-Dame de Bayeux, Calvados, Normandie, France.
L'autel majeur néo-classique, avec la nef en arrière-plan.
Photo: 8 September 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Tango7174.
(Wikimedia Commons)



EnglishBayeux Tapestry - Scene 23:
Harold swearing an Oath on Holy Relics to William, Duke of Normandy.
Titulus: UBI HAROLD SACRAMENTUM FECIT WILLELMO DUCI
(Where Harold made an Oath to Duke William).
Français: Tapisserie de Bayeux - Scène 23 :
Harold prête serment à Guillaume, duc de Normandie, sur deux reliquaires.
Légende en latin : UBI HAROLD SACRAMENTUM FECIT WILLELMO DUCI
(Ici Harold prête serment au duc Guillaume).
Photo: 7 March 2013.
Source: Own work.
Author: 
Myrabella.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale 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.



English: Notre-Dame de Bayeux Cathedral's Central Tower.
Français: La tour centrale de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux, vue du sud-est.
Photo: 9 December 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: LeCardinal.
Attribution: 
© LeCardinal, CC-BY
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: Bayeux Historic Centre: Office of Tourism and Bayeux Cathedral.
Français: Centre ville historique de Bayeux: l'office de tourisme et cathedral.
Русский: Исторический центр Байё.
Photo: 24 July 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Anton Bielousov.
(Wikimedia Commons)


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.



The Nave,
Bayeux Cathedral, France.
Photo: 24 June 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: Gerpsych.
(Wikimedia Commons)



English: Bayeux Cathedral, Calvados, Normandie, France. Gothic choir.
Français: Notre-Dame de Bayeux, Calvados, Normandie, France. Le chœur gothique.
Photo: 8 September 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Tango7174.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Following serious damage to the Cathedral in the 12th-Century, the Cathedral was rebuilt in the Gothic Style, which is most notable in The Crossing Tower, Transepts and East End. However, despite The Crossing Tower having been started in the 15th-Century, it was not completed until the 19th-Century.



The Great West Door,
Bayeux Cathedral,
Normandy, France.
Date: 5 January 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: KNHaw.
(Wikipedia)



English: Northern Window of the Transept of Bayeux Cathedral.
Stained-Glass Window made by Étienne Thevenot in 1848.
Français: Verrière nord du transept de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux.
Vitrail d'Étienne Thevenot réalisé en 1848.
Photo: 8 April 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: © Guillaume Piolle / CC-BY-3.0.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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