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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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  • Quite a sobering experience to see, giving that all those people gave their lives to give us a peaceful life. There are nearly 5000 soldiers buried here from UK, Australia, Canada, Poland etc. Each he...  more »
  • We always visit when in Bayeux, there are some 4500 interred here, the greater majority 'Brits'. Again the majority appear to be young men c. 20 years of age and gives one an idea of the terrible carn...  more »
  • I was fortunate to be here on the 6th June, to see the veterans arrive in a fleet of London taxis was both sad and inspirational, these veterans have to be at least 90 and yet they turn up to pay thei...  more »
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  • Very nice looking sit look great
  • 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.
  • Beautifully and honourably maintained.
  • 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.
  • Take a moment to appreciate that thousands gave their lives.