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Canadian War Cemetery

The Juno Beach Center is Normandy's only Canadian museum, but there are two locations where Canada's heroes from the Battle of Normandy have been laid to rest: The Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, and the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. The former honors soldiers from earlier in the battle – on and just after D-Day - while the former is for soldiers who gave their lives later on. 

Like many of Normandy's WWII battle sites and memorials, Bény-sur-Mer is about a half-hour from Bayeux, which many visitors make as their base from which to explore the region. Bretteville-sur-Laize is about 40 minutes away, just behind Caen. Both of them are considered in the “opposite” direction from most of the most important sites, and so can be ignored by those on a fast-track tour of Normandy. But both sites deserve to be given their due.

Both cemeteries are technically on Canadian territory, as France granted the lands to Canada in perpetuity so that they could have a permanent place to bury their heroes. The grounds are maintained by Veterans Affairs Canada.

At the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery there are over 2,000 grave sites, including one of a Frenchman who fought alongside Canadian soldiers and had no next of kin to claim his body. And at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery are 2,700 graves. They are solemn places meant to remember the fallen; for learning about Canada's role in the Battle of Normandy, head to the  Juno Beach Center.

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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites, Bayeux, null
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

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Hear the story of World War II from a different perspective on this tour of Normandy’s Canadian war sites. Rather than focusing on the American and British ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.02
Half day Small-Group Tour to Canadian D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Half day Small-Group Tour to Canadian D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

This half day tour is designed for visitors to Bayeux who do not have enough time for a full-day tour of the Canadian D-day Beaches.

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.87
D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing ... 
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

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Spend a remarkable day visiting the Mémorial de Caen museum and exploring historic D-Day sites such as Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc. Designed for ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.03
Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen, Caen, Day Trips
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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 $97.16
Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux, Bayeux, ... 
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries from Bayeux

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Take a private tour from Bayeux to Normandy, where you’ll relive the events of the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944 – more famously known as D-Day. ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.16

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