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July 2015
A few pictures from the last day of our 2015 French holiday.
Bayeux is a town on the Aure river in the Normandy region of northwestern France, 10 kilometers from the Channel coast. Its medieval center contains cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the towering, Norman-Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame.

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Exploring the back streets in search of a restaurant for dinner.

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Rue du Bienvenu. The approach to the Cathedral.

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Our first sight of the Cathedral.

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An example of the many half-timbered buildings in the town.

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It was difficult to get a complete view of the Cathedral with my compact camera.
The cathedral was consecrated on the 14th of July 1077 in the presence of William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy and King of England. Very little of the original architecture remains as it has been rebuilt over time. During the Wars of Religion, the cathedral suffered greatly with much of the furniture, stalls and organ destroyed in 1562.