Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery
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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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  • Quiet Traveller
    Lexington, Massachusetts15 contributions
    A Moving Experience
    You can walk among the graves of the fallen and read the short family sentiment on each gravestone. The cemetery includes not only British, but German, Canadian, Australian, Russian, Poles, etc. A much more moving experience than the American Cemetery where you can only view the fallen at a distance. Across the street is a monument to fallen whose bodies were never recovered, a long long list. Not to be missed.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 6 April 2023
  • Hester W
    Utrecht Province, The Netherlands259 contributions
    Peaceful
    A beautiful and well kept cemetery honoring all service men. We loved the flowers around the graves, the inscriptions on many of the head stones, and the fact that anonymous graves are among those who could be named. The German service men have the iron cross on their headstones, a centuries old symbol.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Rob W
    57 contributions
    Somber experiance
    As we were in Bayeux, convince the family to see the commonwealth war cemetery. Initially, they weren’t too bothered, however, after looking at some of the graves, my eldest daughter realsied that some of the service men were younger than her, and both her and the missus became quite emotional. The place was very peaceful, and we could have stayed longer, if it hadn’t been for the rain. Would recommend to all parents to take their kids along to such places, to try and explain the cost of wars.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
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tash0201
Rugby, UK7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Incredibly moving. The cemetery is beautifully kept and very well maintained in a very respectful manner. This is not a location I thought I would ever ‘review’ but as an important part of history, I feel this is somewhere worth a visit - even if just to pay your respects to the brave young men who were lost.
Written 28 August 2023
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Jacqueline and ... W
9 contributions
Aug 2023
Beautifully maintained and cared for, with memorials and shady trees. Poignant that the vast majority were youngsters - teenagers or early twenties. The oldest person I came across was in his early 40s.
Written 21 August 2023
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harrietnicole
London, UK75 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Impossible not to be moved by this emotionally charged place. A sombre lesson in the ultimate sacrifice. Was proud to be able to pay our respects.
Written 11 August 2023
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Rob W
57 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
As we were in Bayeux, convince the family to see the commonwealth war cemetery.

Initially, they weren’t too bothered, however, after looking at some of the graves, my eldest daughter realsied that some of the service men were younger than her, and both her and the missus became quite emotional.

The place was very peaceful, and we could have stayed longer, if it hadn’t been for the rain.

Would recommend to all parents to take their kids along to such places, to try and explain the cost of wars.
Written 28 July 2023
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Hester W
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands259 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A beautiful and well kept cemetery honoring all service men. We loved the flowers around the graves, the inscriptions on many of the head stones, and the fact that anonymous graves are among those who could be named. The German service men have the iron cross on their headstones, a centuries old symbol.
Written 26 July 2023
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Loader365
Honiton, UK24 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Beautifully maintained, very sombre and thought provoking. Might sound like a bi5 of a cliche, but I suggest this is a must see if you are in Bayeux. Drives home the sacrifice made by so many.
Written 20 July 2023
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baha_hala
Bury St. Edmunds, UK198 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
As with all British War cemeteries, the upkeep and care for the graves was impeccable. The layout is completely appropriate and allows for contemplation and remembrance.

Allied troops from Commonwealth and Occupied European countries who served alongside the British are amalgamated amongst the graves to emphasise the camaraderie. There is even a section for German graves, with few details of individuals, but still with clear respect for the fallen.
Written 15 June 2023
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,828 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We visited the War cemetery on June 6th 2023 on the 79th anniversary of D-Day, and attended the remembrance service attended by several hundred others.
The cemetery is immaculate (as are the many war ceremonies dotted around Normandy). There is in excess of 4000+ souls buried there of numerous nationalities. Opposite is another cemetery which contains nearly 2000 Commonwealth dead.
The service was sombre but also a time of celebration, not many veterans were in attendance given the youngest would be 96 years old.
Written 13 June 2023
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BenVerona
Verona, NJ408 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This was the first war cemetery we toured; it was larger than expected (sadly) but beautifully laid out and landscaped. If you go, don't miss the memorial across the street, which has a wall of remembrance and more names of the fallen.
Written 25 May 2023
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Csilla B
3 contributions
Apr 2023
It is a peaceful place where one can think what humankind can thank to those who gave their life for freedom.
Written 4 May 2023
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