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Rue Comte Louis de Rohan-Chebou, Ranville, France
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Having visited many CWGC cemeteries WW1 and WW2, each one has uniqueness about it and this one is no exception. This one is next to a church which in itself is unusual. Also is not laid out in such an organised, symmetrical pattern as most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the visit especially to see the grave of the first person Killed on d day . Just wander the graves and wonder at the sacrifice

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

As always with Commonwealth War Cemetaries, this one is quiet and peaceful. The lawns and borders are beautifully kept, allowing the heroes buried here to rest in peace and with dignity.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

A small cemetery in a quiet part of the coast where wandering around reading the headstones makes one realise how sad life can be. Realistically a place for older people to share silent thoughts, sad beyond belief. If you have a moment it's well we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We started our Normandy tour of D-Day sites with a visit to the Pegasus Memorial Museum. The museum is very well done as so many of the museums are in the area. What we didn't expect was the Ranville War cemetery which is just a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Spend about 45 minutes here, as it was part of the Leger Guided Tour places to visit. Beautifully kept and this area is so very humbling and words cannot describe your emotions. There are 2500 graves here from both sides, along with locals.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Greg N N
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Ranville War Cemetery is the final resting place of over 2500 combatants from many different nations and from both sides of the conflict. The pristine white headstones are immaculately kept by the War Graves Commission, with colourful flowers dotted around. Sadly the legends on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hammondjohn270
Reviewed June 25, 2018

As all CWG are, this place is immaculate. I particularly honour how local people requested that the initial military casualties were brought in, the asked if the could be buried in the churchyard to be claimed as their own. Thank you.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dusty9205
Reviewed June 16, 2018

a beautiful place with great significance. headstones of the war dead along with those of the locals in the grounds of a beautful church

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 69Armstrong
Reviewed May 30, 2018

having visited Pegusus bridge i wanted to visit Ranville war cemetary.it has the graves of soldiers who were killed taking and holding the bridges over the Orne.I wanted to visit Den Brotheridge's grave who led the first wave attack and took the bridge.so i had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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I don't know! You need to ask the hotelier or tourist board.. sorry