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British War Cemetery

in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Bayeux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I personally do not like war museums, this one was well laid out and had lots to look at and read, good film show.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Really moving to see all of the gravestones and read the personal comments from the families of the soldiers laid to rest here. Right on a main road, which is a little strange but all in all very impressive and provokes a lot of emotion walking around it.

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Watford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, peaceful cemetery maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Just off the ring road in Bayeux near the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. I was surprised to find quite a few German graves as well as other allied countries such as the Soviet Union, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Makes you realise the futility of war and the sacrifices made and if you call a a cemetery beautiful this one was.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Emphasises the futility of war. Tranquil and peaceful. On a main road and so not as striking as, say, the American & Canadian cemeteries.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Situated next to the war museum the cemetery brings home the true cost of war. The men, some just teenagers, lie in a beautifully maintained setting. There are French and German servicemen buried here as well along with Russian and Italian. You cannot fail to be moved by reading the sparse details on the graves-something you can do in peace... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

It is beautifully maintained and very well worth the visit (it's within walking distance of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy). Seeing the ages of the fallen on the headstones (and the sheer numbers) really makes you realise the price they paid.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A very well-kept and peaceful cemetery, conveniently located on the ring road around Bayeux. There are German graves as well as Commonwealth ones and it was very interesting for my partner, who had never seen a War cemetery before.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Every cemetery in Normandy is in some way different and each one is worthy of a visit. Unlike many of the other cemeteries, Bayeux's is located close to a town centre. The stones testify to the sacrifice made and are set amongst beautiful rose bushes.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautifully maintained rows of headstones in a lawn setting. A quiet stroll along the rows reveals poignant details, ages from 17 to 37, messages from family left behind, and dates of death from the first few days of the D-Day landing.. worth a stop to think about those who selflessly gave their lives so that freedom could flower once again... More

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