Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux

4.8
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Bayeux
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. Using our custom trip planner, Bayeux attractions like Bayeux War Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Bayeux War Cemetery
map
Bayeux War Cemetery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,226 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • This whole region is brimming with historical acts that helped to change the course of world history. The price paid for these acts is represented by the immense size of the military graveyards. When ...  more »
  • So sad to walk around the cemetery and see all the names and ages of the people who gave up their lives so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.  more »
  • This type of cemeteries impinge upon not only by the number of tombs that House. It also does so by the age of those who lie there. Place of reflection and that deserves to be visited.
    View original
Google
  • Peaceful place for heros to rest, and for the rest of us to reflect on their sacrifice.
  • Beautiful & very moving. Well maintained as always.
  • In remembrance of the fallen comrades. The cemetery is amazing.
  • 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.
  • Very nice looking sit look great

Plan your trip to Bayeux

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bayeux

Take a shuttle from Charles de Gaulle airport to your Bayeux residence. The medieval town center offers cozy rooms in boutique hotels and B&Bs. You can also room in a private residence just on the outskirts of the historic center.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bayeux by other users

12 days in France BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in England, Bayeux & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in France & The Netherlands BY A USER FROM EGYPT April, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in France BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM ITALY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in France & Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans