19 Jan 2018

Britain to welcome the Bayeux Tapestry?

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Embroidered in Britain in the 11th century, is the Bayeux Tapestry set to return to the land of its creation?

One of the major talking points of yesterday’s Anglo-French summit, it was announced that the Bayeux Tapestry is to head across La Manche to go on display in Britain in 2022, the first time in 950 years.

Undoubtedly this will be a fabulous opportunity for UK school groups to visit such a historically-rich artefact on ‘home turf’ and learn more about the events leading up to the Norman Conquest, culminating in the Battle of Hastings of 1066. Yet there has also been understandable outcry from across the Channel with many questioning the logic of transporting such a fragile exhibit –  a mere 229 feet in length – away from the town in which it is permanently displayed. 

Whilst the loan of the tapestry will benefit UK schools, tourists and visitors during its English exchange, date and venue to be confirmed, the tapisserie de Bayeux forms an integral part of any school trip to Normandy and here at Broadway Tours, we will continue to encourage groups to visit it as part of their educational experience in this versatile and historically-rich region of France.

If you’d like to find out more about our school trips to Normandy, please contact us for more details or to discuss your ideas.

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