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Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
Pay your respects at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, a conglomeration of war graves dedicated to soldiers killed during the D-Day invasions and the subsequent Battle of Normandy. The fierce combat that followed the Allied landing on the shores of France in 1944 left many dead on both sides, and this cemetery serves as the final resting place for more than 2,000 Canadian troops. Wander the quiet garden grounds designed and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and view the neat rows of headstones and ornate crosses stretched out before you. Take a quiet moment of reflection at one of the on-site chapels, or simply climb up to one of the viewing platforms for a better view over the cemetery and surrounding countryside. You can use the website to find a specific name or grave, if you wish. Plan to visit Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reviers attractions using our Reviers vacation route planner.
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  • How wonderful to see our Canadian soldiers from WWII laid to rest in such a beautiful setting. Well worth the visit to this cemetery not far from the Canadian D-Day landing site at Juno Beach (Coursei...  more »
  • Like any other War Memorial it is a very emotional place to visit. We visited on the 73rd Anniversary of the D-Day Landing, when thousands of brave men risked their lives and some gave the ultimate sa...  more »
  • Cycled from Bayeaux to this beautifully maintained memorial. Quiet and serene. Would recommend for all to demonstrate the sacrifice of so many young lives.  more »
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  • Just completed a Vimy 100 tour visiting many of the Canadian cemeteries in Normandy and Belgium. As a young teen I delivered newspapers to the veterans home, many of whom landed on the beaches on D-Day and in the weeks following. They suffered from 40 year old injuries, shell shock, etc. To see many of their friends and colleagues that never made it home was a very emotional experience. The cemetery is on a rise with a view of the surrounding villages and the ocean, the land they fought and died to free. As all war cemeteries it is immaculately kept and has a small building on which you can climb stairs to get a greater view out over all the headstones. A must see for Canadians.
  • A Beautiful and peaceful place to visit. It is heart-warming to see the thousands of flowers that have been planted in memory of Canadians who lost their lives.
  • Toured this cemetery with my wife in 2015. Never cried so much in my life. 2 of my mother's cousins are buried here.
  • Canadian cemetary not from from Juno beach; so many young men laid to rest here. I'm glad I got the opportunity to visit this site.
  • One of the most peaceful places I have ever been to in my life. Hallowed ground. It is located in some of the most beautiful countryside on earth. As an American, I thank God for the brave heroes who are buried there. We owe our freedom to them. I was in Normandy to see the place where my dad and his twin brother jumped in as part of the 101st Airborne. We drove to the Canadian Cemetery because my friend's dad is buried there. I am so glad I did. It is a deeply moving experience.

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