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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My partner being in the British army we wanted to stop by Bayeux to visit the British War Cemetery and Memorial. I moving place to be on a sunny morning. Really well kept and really peaceful too. So much to swallow in a 3 day trip but we should always remember the boys and girls that lost their lives to... More

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was a worthwhile stop. I would suggest that you combine the BWC with a trip to the Battle of Normandy Museum and the Monument to Reporters.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful sense of peace. Beautifully kept and touching. Found uncles grave with ease and read the visitors book.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What to say about such a place. Really brings home the horrors of WW2 and the human cost of 'victory'. Thoughtfully laid out and beautifully maintained. A fitting tribute to those who gave their lives on all sides.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

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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