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British War Cemetery

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. 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, 14400, Bayeux, France
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"their lives"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very impressed with both this cemetery and the American cemetery. One key difference is that the British cemetery headstones allowed the Soldiers' families to have a quote at the bottom of their tombstone, which was very touching and made it more real and...More

Thank danthexcman
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying in bayeux we visited this cemetery. Came away with tears in my eyes. It is so well maintained and impeccable. It was wonderful to see that after so many years the grave stones were in immaculate condition

Thank Maggie m
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In contrast to the American cemetery (also a must) this place of remembrance is more subtly located and designed. Reading the messages from mourning family is heartbreaking.

Thank Esben M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a school trip I found this a very emotional experience as we looked at the headstones and took a moment to remember the people who fought in the war. A beautifully maintained area showing the respect the people who lost their lives,deserve.

Thank Sarah Y
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Within walking distance. Also across the way is the Memorial for reporters that were killed or missing.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The American cemetery seems to get all the publicity in Normandy. The British War Cemetery is certainly worth a visit. The British War Cemetery is conveniently located across from the Battle of Normandy Museum. Do yourself a favor and spend some time walking through. It...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Clean and well maintained area to go and show yr respect. Brave man. Mat they all rest in peace

Thank Kirk M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike the anonymous other war cemeteries, here you’ll find names and ages of those who gave their lives for our freedom. Much more personal, I felt much more peace surrounding me.

Thank Charles I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the visit, even on a cold and windy day, which it was. Very sobering to see the ages of these young men. There were also graves of Polish, German, and Soviet soldiers, airmen, and sailors. It is right across the road from the...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Beautifully maintained cemetery containing about 4500 graves of mainly British soldiers, airmen and sailors who fell during the battle of Normandy. Men mainly in their 20s with some poignant messages engraved on the headstones. A very touching experience. There are other nationalities buried here to,...More

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jeanheaver
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Response from CorinthianExeter | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if this is a bit late, but we stayed in the Premier Classe in Bayeux, about €42 a night for a room (didn't bother with breakfast but I've heard it's good). It's clean and comfortable and about 10 minutes walk from... More
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Jeanette S
9 March 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.
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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
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