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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  • The Brits/Commonwealth may not be as large and showy as the Americans, but this is an island of respect and dignity. It is just a few steps from the road, but you walk among the graves in a poignant s...  more »
  • Beautiful resting place for those who sacrificed for our country. Excellent learning experience. Taps at 4:00 is not to be missed.  more »
  • A real piece of history, right beside the war museum. It is amazing how the people of the area keep up these magnificent locations, giving my children a firm reminder of what happened and what can nev...  more »
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  • So moving and so important to learn. I took my children so that they would understand the history of the area and of the 2nd world war.
  • The cemetery was beautiful and more interesting and moving than I expected. It is especially interesting to seek out the headstones from the variety of countries represented.
  • 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.
  • Obligatory. Touching. British and German soldiers buried in the same ground. Heartbreaking.
  • 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.
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