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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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Earlier, a remembrance service took place in Bayeux Cathedral.
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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.
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