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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 yesterday

I was really struck by the sayings at the base of most of the headstones. Families were able to leave some lasting words about their loved ones. Some were really hard to read. Sad. It's a cemetary. Very respectful. Wonderfully maintained.

Thank Todd R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a visit to museum went across to the cemetery to pay our respects to the bravery of those who gave their lives for freedom. It is a beautiful resting place, immaculately cared for. Walking among the white grave stones, seeing the age and nationality...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rows and rows of war graves brings it home. Cemetery is well kept and respected by all. Well.worth the visit make sure you plan enough time to walk around and read as.many graves as you can. Take some flowers if you can as none were...More

Thank blueboyChippenham
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very moving experience, brings home the sacrifice of so many. Beautifully maintained and a must when visiting Bayeaux.

Thank mandynSevenoaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place brings the reality of war to the fore like nothing else. To read the gravestones of young people of 17, 18 etc. who gave their lives was sobering and incredibly moving. the place is very well kept and obviously receives a lot of...More

Thank AWN2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an immaculately kept cemetery with a mix of nationalities including German. Very moving to see sons, brothers, fathers who lost their lives. The memorial across the road has the names of all the soldiers that couldn't be buried but deserved a tribute to...More

Thank MaryAnnDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this cemetery - a short walk from Battle of Normandie museum. what to say? I thank the French people with all our hearts for keeping up this memorial - impec-ably. We spent the morning looking for our name sakes. A must-visit.

Thank MrsBentouati
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It can be reached from the centre by feet (25 minutes) walking the suburb of Bayeux and following the direction of the museum of Normandy. A series of reporters' graves and funeral monuments lead the visitor to the entrance of the cemetery. It is similar...More

Thank wienerwalzer80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderfully looked after. A perfect tribute to our fallen. Terrible to see the graves of 17 year olds. Lovely that families were able to have their messages on the headstones.

Thank Jayne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A poignant sad but beautiful peaceful place to pay respects to all We all found it moving in different ways A must see

Thank chapmanclare
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jeanheaver
12 May 2017|
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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.
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Jeanette S
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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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Lisa H
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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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