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British War Cemetery

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Address: 9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, 14400, Bayeux, France
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The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen....

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town on the by-pass (D5), which is named Boulevard Fabian Ware. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

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This should be part of your Bayeux itinerary.

Located over the road from the excellent Bayeux D Day museum, this should be 'must do' visit. The largest CWGC site in France where 000's of Commonwealth troops are at rest... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located over the road from the excellent Bayeux D Day museum, this should be 'must do' visit. The largest CWGC site in France where 000's of Commonwealth troops are at rest, alongside a number of German soldiers. As with all CWGC sites, it is a peaceful sanctuary, honouring the sacrifice of those brave soldiers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this after the American cemetary. Nice spot, interesting and sad to read the inscriptions on the headstones. Stunned by the fact that the German boys are buried right next to the Brits--equally lovingly maintained which was beautiful to see.

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A lovely walk around this beautiful place, very well maintained and respectful. The monument on the other side of the road is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was a little surprised as the cemetery is located on the outskirts of town and near a rather noisy road. Once inside the cemetery however, the peace and tranquility were overwhelming. Extremely moving and for my money far more so than the American equivalent despite it's far better location in Coleville sur mer. The individualized quotes and poems on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second of the cemeteries that we visited that held commonwealth graves. The first being at Rye. So terribly moving , each individual grave stone has the regiment engraved the name of the soldier and their age and a family message. It is these messages so personal that bring home the true horror of the war and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bayeux cemetery not long after D-Day. This place is a must see! Its a very moving experience and its a nice place to go to pay your respect to those who fought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

humbling and moving to walk amongst the war graves to both British and German forces amazing how a simple memorial to 'a soldier of the war' can be so powerful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very moving experience, beautifully kept graves, the sacrifice of these young men was enormous and should never be forgotten, the ages on the stones and inscriptions are moving, bless them all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short walk from Bayeux (15 mins max). This cemetery was beautifully kept and quiet with people paying their respects from all over the world. You can spend a couple of hours walking through whilst reading the inscriptions to loved ones from families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good morning I am back is review is all about the British War Cemetery. All over the North part off France you have these Cemetery's from all over the world some are loved more from others. It does not matter what one you go to please pay your respect if it was not for these boys and girls we would... More 

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