Bayeux War Cemetery, Bayeux

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Cemetery · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • Great place to visit, it makes you stop and think and remember. It was very well kept. I would recommend you put this on your list.  more »
  • The Bayeux War Cemetery is a very special site. It is the largest World War II cemetery in France, of the British Commonwealth of Nations. It contains the remains of several thousand soldiers who...  more »
  • No trip to Bayeux is complete without a trip to the war cemetery even with young children. We visited the museum (which is in dire need of a facelift) and then walked on a sunny day through the...  more »
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  • Very impressive and beautiful war cemetery. The portraying of the insignia of the regiments the fallen served in on the stones really adds a personalised aspect. It is also fascinating how there's multiple and some unusual nationalities buried here. Although, it was mentioned there were some 400 Germans buried at this cemetery but I was not able to find any of their graves.
  • There is nothing else to say that will show my true gratitude for the brave men of the United Kingdom and its commonwealth who sacrificed themselves for the sake of humanity's freedom. No greater love than that! The cemetery is a testament of courage displayed for the liberation of Europe. I can really tell the local people's treatment of the cemetery with care. A remarkable and breathtaking and very emotioanal ground to walk on. You feel the spirit of the men buried there as if they want their stories remain alive. Lest we forget!
  • Well maintained cemetery. Worth visiting to think about all those who had to die to bring peace to the world. Lest we forget.
  • Very moving place , visited there today very sad but proud especially being an ex servicemen my self the cemetery is immaculately clean well kept we will always remember them
  • An amazing place to visit and pay your respects. Far to many brave lads buried here but they will never be forgotten.

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