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British War Cemetery

9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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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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9 boulevard Fabian Ware | in front of the Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cemetery was very well presented and excellently kept. Although it was peaceful and lovely, well planted and organised I have to admit I felt nothing but sadness and anger and such a waste of young life.

Thank Nita S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a grand place and quite understated in comparison to the other cemeteries in this area. But none-the-less it is overwhelming. The words (I think because I am British) on the headstones had an impact of an untold nature. I could even explain to...More

Thank Carrianne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well tended graves and gardens giving a feel of respect to all those who are buried here. Thought provoking visit.

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While not the famous American cemetery in this area, this one is worth a visit. Families left unique inscriptions on the graves making this a very touching place. It's also interesting and beautiful that German soldiers are also buried here.

Thank Johannah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just beyond the centre of Bayeux this cemetery is a powerful reminder of the cost of freedom and peace. A quiet stroll amongst the headstones gives you a glimpse of the sacrifices made by those so young. This cemetery does not glorify war but provides...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is out in the countryside, small and touching. Unlike the US which buried all of its fallen soldiers together, the British Commonwealth buried it's soldiers near where they died. They Commision wanted the cemetery to look like a bit of home, so the cemetery...More

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is located in Bayeux near the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. The location is walkable from the cathedral. Worth a visit to pay your respects to the fallen soldiers. We spent about 30-45 minutes walking around the well kept grounds.

Thank Kolumba125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As ever an immaculate place of reverence. Parking not at location, but easy to park across the street and walk. Calm and tranquil. Don't miss it

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

"They gave her tomorrow for our today". The cemetery is very thoughtful. Many young people have left their lives. A visit is recommended. I am so sorry.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can one not visit this if visiting Normandy. A truly historical, emotional and beautiful cemetery to see.

Thank Jill A
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May 12, 2017|
Response from Michiel H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Mercure hotel Omaha Beach. It's about 10-15min from Bayeux. It's a nice hotel.
Jeanette S
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Austimum | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not know. But would assume no due to the nature of the site.
Lisa H
October 26, 2015|
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Response from cwk2000 |
all british graves war in france and belgium both first and second war are free and a real must see