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  • Address: Blvd Fabien Ware
  • Admission: Free

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British War Cemetery

The peaceful Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest of the 18 Commonwealth military cemeteries in Normandy. It contains 4,868 graves of soldiers from the UK and 10 other countries (including Germany, in contrast to the American cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer). Many of the soldiers buried here were never identified, and the headstones are simply marked 'A Soldier Known Unto God'. The bodies of 1,807 other Commonwealth soldiers were never found, and are commemorated on the memorial across the main road.

Bayeux was liberated by the Allies in June 1944 and became the seat of government for France until Paris was liberated. In this time the British built the ring road to enable military vehicles to move around the city and established many military hospitals. Many of those buried in the cemetery are from those hospitals.

Practical Info

The cemetery is on the south-west side of the ring road around the city, near the intersection of Boulevard Fabien Ware and Route du Molay-Littry, opposite the Museum of the Battle of Normandy.

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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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Learn all about World War II and the momentous events of D-Day on this full-day tour. Explore the Mémorial de Caen museum at your leisure with or without ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.09

Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

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Retrace the first days of the Battle of Normandy on this World War II battlefields tour from Bayeux. Visit important WWII sites including Pointe du Hoc, Omaha ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.82

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