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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.
Bayeux War Cemetery Reviews
Encore un site rempli de mémoires. Lieu très touchant faisant passer énormément d’émotions.. Sur le bord de route dans la ville de Bayeux on peut le voir. Impressionnant et très émouvant. more »Another site full of memories. Very touching place to convey a lot of emotions. On the side of the road in the town of Bayeux you can see it. Impressive and very moving.
If you have watched Saving Private Ryan, you will recognise this cemetery. Take time to read the memorial and stroll the grounds. more »
Very impressive and beautiful war cemetery. The portraying of the insignia of the regiments the fallen served in on the stones really adds a personalised aspect. It is also fascinating how there's multiple and some unusual nationalities buried here. Although, it was mentioned there were some 400 Germans buried at this cemetery but I was not able to find any of their graves.
There is nothing else to say that will show my true gratitude for the brave men of the United Kingdom and its commonwealth who sacrificed themselves for the sake of humanity's freedom. No greater love than that! The cemetery is a testament of courage displayed for the liberation of Europe. I can really tell the local people's treatment of the cemetery with care. A remarkable and breathtaking and very emotioanal ground to walk on. You feel the spirit of the men buried there as if they want their stories remain alive. Lest we forget!
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14 days in France SEE PLAN November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 52 days in France BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM ISRAEL March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in France BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced