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Bayeux

(bäyo͞o`, Fr. bäyö`), town (1990 pop. 15,106), Calvados dept., N France, in Normandy, near the English Channel. It is a farm and communications center, noted for its lace industry. A Roman town and episcopal see from the 4th cent., it was burned (1105) by Henry I of England. Sections of its Romanesque church withstood the fire and form a part of the remarkable Gothic cathedral built for the most part in the 13th cent. The town is particularly famous for its museum containing the Bayeux tapestryBayeux tapestry.
This so-called tapestry is in fact an embroidery that chronicles the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror (William I) in 1066. It is a long, narrow strip of coarse linen, 230 ft by 20 in.
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. In World War II, Bayeux was the first French city liberated by the Allies (June 8, 1944).

Bayeux

a town in NW France, on the River Aure: its museum houses the Bayeux tapestry and there is a 13th-century cathedral: dairy foods, plastic. Pop.: 14 961 (1999)
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The good people of Bayeux may worry that their tourist income may take a hit while the tapestry is in British hands - but perhaps Wales can help out?
A section from the Bayeux tapestry is featured in this photograph, provided by the Mairie de Bayeux (Bayeux city hall), in Normandy
The Bayeux Tapestry is of huge importance, as it recounts a crucial moment in British and French history, 1066.
The PM told MPs: "It is very significant that the Bayeux Tapestry is coming to the UK and people are going to be able to see this.
The 70-metre long tapestry, whose precise origins are obscure and which has not left France in its nearly 950-year known history, is currently on display in the town of Bayeux, in the north-western French region of Normandy.
The old town of Bayeux is characterful too, with its halftimbered houses, narrow streets and impressive cathedral, where the tapestry was originally draped round the nave for 11th Century worshippers to see.
Price Includes Return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais Three nights' stay with continental breakfast Visits to Rouen & Honfleur Entrance to the Bayeux Tapestry Services of our Tour Manager
Normandy veteran Ken Scott, 98, from the Durham Light Infantry, <Bleaves Bayeux Cathedral after a service to mark the D-Day anniversary
A 230ft bit of history, to be more accurate - namely, the Bayeux Tapestry, on display in Bayeux, the setting for England's previous group game against Holland.
The Prince and the Prime Minister attended a service of remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, Bayeux for British veterans.
Earlier, Brown and Prince Charles laid wreaths inside Bayeux Cathedral at an emotioncharged Royal British Legion service attended by veterans.
FRANCE * June 5-7, Normandy: 65th Anniversary celebrations of the D-Day landings at Bayeux and Bernieres-sur-mer, with fireworks at Bayeux (June 5); the Normandy American Cemetery, Utah and Omaha beaches, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, and Sainte Marie du Mont (June 6).