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. Using our custom trip planner, Bayeux attractions like Bayeux War Cemetery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautifully maintained cemetery containing about 4500 graves of mainly British soldiers, airmen and sailors who fell during the battle of Normandy. Men mainly in their 20s with some poignant messages ...  more »
  • This was a rest stop for us on a biking tour of Normandy. It is clean, shady, and beautiful. We enjoyed walking around the well cared for cemetery as we took a break from biking. It was interesting to...  more »
  • We are always amazed how well the cemeteries are kept in France and Belgium, and this was no exception. It was very moving to visit.  more »
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  • Visited with my British friends in the summer of 2017. This cemetery is very well kept and is quite beautiful. Each headstone has the name and the division of the brave soldier who fought for all of our freedoms that we take for granted today. God save the queen, Viva la France, and God bless America.
  • A beautiful cemetery , we were passing and stopped to pay our respects to those that had given their lives for our freedom. As with all the war cemetery's they are kept so tidy and are so very beautiful and peaceful. Lest we forget.
  • A beautiful and very serene site, walk around and remember how those buried here fought and died for freedom from tyranny
  • Peaceful place for heros to rest, and for the rest of us to reflect on their sacrifice.
  • Beautiful & very moving. Well maintained as always.

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