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Address: in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy | (Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie), Bayeux, France
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A beautiful place to be remembered

The Bayeux war cemetery is a calm, reflective space to remember those that never made it home and pay your respects. The flower borders along each line of graves so reminiscent of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Bayeux war cemetery is a calm, reflective space to remember those that never made it home and pay your respects. The flower borders along each line of graves so reminiscent of a English country garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Everybody should visit a war grave site just to see the ages of the fallen. 18, 19, 20 so sadly common. Shocking. The site is beautifully maintained and a reminder of the futility if war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

An opportunity to lead an act of remembrance with 200 junior soldiers our historian read from final letters written June 1944 The cemetery is immaculately maintained and a great place to reflect on the horror of war and the freedoms we enjoy So many from all allied nations Laid together they fought and died as one We must remember

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Different from the American Cemetery in that the each grave has flowers and headstone as opposed to just crosses or Stars of David. Very beautiful and moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Seeing all the grave markers is sobering and emotional. Many of the soldiers were so very young. The youngest we saw were 17 years old. Beautifully kept grounds and, despite being right next to a road, peaceful. I am glad I went

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Most interesting and thought provoking. A great insight to history concerning many countries of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The cemetery is 200 metres from the museum and a poignant display of the death and destruction of war. It's moving to see the age of the men who fought for liberty, many of whom were youngsters - barely out of their teens. The grounds are beautifully kept with strong leafy trees, befitting of such an area deserving of one's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Much smaller than the American cemetery but equally as moving located in bayeux and not Normandy. Very well maintained and very much worth the visit, as most of these war cemeteries amount of people that died to young is horrifying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Quite different from the American cemetery; the graves and little more. Despite it's location very peaceful and each headstone is individual so it seems more personal than the American cemetery. Anyone who's been to one of these places will understand the awe when you see simply row upon row of headstones.............

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Despite being on Bayeux's ring road this is still an oasis of calm and contemplation. Not as flashy as the American Cemetery if your British a must stop. Behind the monument is a wooded memorial dedicated to the world's war correspondents I didn't realise how many had been killed in action.

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