Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux

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The largest World War II cemetery of French commonwealth and English soldiers in France, Bayeux War Cemetery has more than 4,000 graves, mostly from the invasion of Normandy. Many of the gravestones and plaques have comments commemorating the lives of those who fought for freedom. The cemetery contains the Cross of Sacrifice, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, and the Bayeux Memorial, erected in white stone facing the cemetery. Arrange to visit Bayeux War Cemetery and other attractions in Bayeux using our Bayeux trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This place brings the reality of war to the fore like nothing else. To read the gravestones of young people of 17, 18 etc. who gave their lives was sobering and incredibly moving. the place is very we...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Very nice and well maintained monument. Simultaneously showy (the American way) and moving (the story behind, obviously).
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  • August 15, 2017
    This is an immaculately kept cemetery with a mix of nationalities including German. Very moving to see sons, brothers, fathers who lost their lives. The memorial across the road has the names of all t...  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    Beautiful & very moving. Well maintained as always.
  • August 11, 2017
    In remembrance of the fallen comrades. The cemetery is amazing.
  • July 27, 2016
    What a beautiful place of rest for those men, young and old, who sacrificed their lives so that we can live the lives that we do. I found myself fighting back tears as I walked through the columns of stones, some identifying individuals by name and unit, others showing only their affiliation to certain regiments, and other stones only revealing that identification could not be made - the so-called unknown soldiers. This place of beauty, serenity and humility is truly overwhelming.
  • April 26, 2017
    Very nice looking sit look great
  • June 3, 2016
    One of the most beautifully, well maintained cemeteries I've seen. In my opinion this impeccable maintenance of the cemetery is a nice way of remembering the soldiers who gave their life for our freedom.

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