Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers

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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. Make Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery a part of your Reviers vacation plans using our Reviers vacation planner.
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  • He envisioned 25 to 30 000 deaths on Canadian beaches on June 6, there is fortunately left ashore that 5 or 6000, the cemetery of Reviers honors 2500 of them. This emotional place, it dominates the beach of Juno (Bernières, St. Aubin, etc.) where these young people landed in the waves and blood. Starting point to a long March for the taking of Caen. Must see this place in mid season, weather is fog and preferably during the ceremonies, where the piper day his mournful score, ranging from stele stele... Please do not miss the 2 or 3 specific days of the beginning of November, when the maples be tinted in red before becoming yellow
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  • Cemetery very careful, although less flamboyant than the American. Impress the fallen age. Free access. It seems that it is always open. Free parking at the door. There are no bathrooms. No bathrooms.
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  • I visited several war memorials and cemeteries while in France, Belgium and The Netherlands. A great tribute to our soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. Don't forget to sign the guest book.  more »
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  • Visited here by accident, but was much gratified. Contrast styles of Canadian, British, German, and American headstones. Did not visit French Cemeteries on this trip, but note they too are different.
  • Worth a visit! Ignore the single one-star review. Who gives a war cemetery a bad review?!?
  • 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.

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