Canadian War Cemetery Tours

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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.
Address: route de Reviers, Reviers 14470, France
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Bayeux

Discover the fascinating history behind the events of the 1944 Allied Invasion on a private full-day tour of Normandy from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, delve into the tales of D-Day as you marvel at significant sites like the battlefields and landing beaches of Utah Beach and Sword Beach. Visit esteemed museums and moving cemeteries to enrich your knowledge of the historic events and admire the picturesque scenery of the famous French region. Customize the itinerary of the tour according to your interests and receive the undivided attention of your private guide throughout the day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches

Tour the historic locations of World War II with this tour of D-Day sites and the Mémorial de Caen museum. See Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and other important D-Day sites, as well as a guided tour of Mémorial de Caen. This is an ideal day trip from Paris, especially since it begins at the Caen train station. Group size is limited to seven for the American sites ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

Spend a day visiting the excellent Memorial de Caen Museum and key D-Day sites on this full-day tour from Caen. After a self-guided tour of the museum (with or without an audio guide), join your knowledgeable guide for a tour of D-Day sites like Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and the artificial harbor of Arromanches. Tour group size for the American sites is limited to seven, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Canadian World War II Sites

Enrich your knowledge of the fascinating history of World War II on a full-day tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With an accomplished guide, discover facts surrounding Canada’s lesser-known involvement in the liberation of Europe and pay your respects at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Hear of the tragic Canadian massacre at Ardenne Abbey and listen to intriguing narration that reveals poignant and probing information. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to onely eight people.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Day Tour including Normandy Landing Beaches & Battlefields from Caen

Explore some of the most famous battlefields of World War II during this private Normandy tour from Caen. Visit the D-Day beaches, where Allied soldiers invaded northern France on June 6, 1944. See the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, pay homage to the fallen at national cemeteries and visit area museums. Your expert guide can personalize this private tour to suit your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy Canadian D Day Sites Half Day Tour

A unique half day shared tour carefully designed for those who wish to visit the Canadian D Day sites with a knowledgeable driver/guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Canadians in Normandy, D-Day Beaches Tour, with Juno Beach and Pegasus Bridge

The largest amphibious military operation in history, Codenamed "Operation Neptune", often referred to as D-Day, began shortly after midnight, on June 6th 1944, with around 156,000 allies troops landing. Among them Approximately 14,000 Canadians landed in Normandy on D-Day, assaulting a beachfront code-named “Juno”During this Day Trip that will take you from Paris to the coast of France's Normandy region. You will follow in the footsteps of the brave Canadian Troops who fought and died on the beaches of Normandy.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Canadian Landing Beaches Discovery from Paris

March into the Canadian landing sector and cherish the lives to those who have been lost fighting for the world which is today. It is at Juno Beach the resistance from the German army proved difficult for the Canadians to prevail and win the territory. Thereafter, you will go to Bayeux and visit the tapestry museum for a unique history session. Then, you will finish at the Canadian cemetery to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives.Venez Discover, brings the best out of each place by meticulously crafting each tour exclusively while taking care of our environment. We aim to bring the love, passion and interest for our planet in each tour or service provided to you.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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