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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. Arrange to visit Bayeux War Cemetery and other attractions in Bayeux using our Bayeux trip itinerary builder.
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  • Well kept cemetery where the history on you can let it soak. Also people who enjoy shopping, sports, film, music and other frivolities like I recommend a visit here.
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  • Always impressive to see all these row graves that correspond to soldiers who have given their lives to save others.
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  • A really moving place, immacutaely presented, so full of history and a real reminder of the catastrophic loss of life, well worth a visit  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.
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  • 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.

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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.
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