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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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  • It is a stunning place and a beautiful testament to the 2nd World War, d-day.
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  • Walking towards the Museum memorial of the battle of Normandy, moves forward. I am not affects to visit cemeteries and I find it particularly strange to do it in other countries where people are buried. The place without a doubt is impressive, is well maintained and impresses the extension of the white tombstones on the very green grass. It is not something that would recommend visiting unless one has great knowledge of the facts and be meaningful personally.
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  • The Cemetary is not far from the center of town for easy access. It has a symmetrical design that was well planned with tombstones that often told a story. There is a central monument with other struc...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Take a moment to appreciate that thousands gave their lives.
  • What can you say, so many gave their lives for freedom, remember them AND try finding your lost family members, theres a good chance they're here if they fell in WW2, has German soldiers too.
  • 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.
  • Worth the visit. Well preserved. It's a commonwealth cemetery and you can find also German's tombs. It's very impressive to see "unknown soldier" "unkown sailor" or how many of them were 19 years old