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this method worked better than most of the other guided tours I took ...
on September 15, 2014
I just got back from seeing the real tapestry in Bayeux, Normandy, France. When entering the room where it is displayed, I was given earphones and an audio receiver. The audio guided me rather briskly past each panel with interesting, but brief, commentary. I was not allowed to dawdle. Considering the crowds, this method worked better than most of the other guided tours I took in France. The book has pictures of the complete tapestry, first in full color about 2/3 (my estimate) the size of the actual tapestry; then it goes goes through it again in smaller graytone with extensive narrative. I found the book a much better way to learn about the tapestry than viewing the read thing.