British War Cemetery Tours

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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.

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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.

Address: Blvd Fabien Ware, Bayeux, France
Admission: Free
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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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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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Bayeux Sightseeing and Caen Day Trip from Bayeux

Delve into the rich history of Normandy on a private full-day tour of Bayeaux and Caen. Discover the historical highlights and cultural delights of Bayeux as you visit the Bayeux Tapestry Museum and its majestic cathedral, and then head to Caen to see the sights of the city home to William the Conqueror. Pay your respects at the historical figure's tomb in the Château de Caen, and visit the intriguing burial site at the Romanesque Abbey of St-Etienne. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour, the itinerary of which can be adapted according to your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector

Follow in the footsteps of World War II soldiers on an insightful and moving tour of the Normandy battlefields from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, visit significant sites like Pegasus Bridge, the Merville Battery Museum and the Hillman Bunker and delve into the intriguing history of D-Day and the turbulent battles that occurred. Admire the sandy stretch of Omaha Beach, the site of one of D-Day’s bloodiest battles, and pay tribute to fallen soldiers at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey

When you drop anchor in Le Havre, delve into the fascinating history of World War II on a private full-day shore excursion. With an accomplished historian guide, browse exhibits in the Juno Beach Center museum for a sensitive introduction to the pivotal role Canada played in the war. Feel emotionally stirred at the brutal battlefield of Juno Beach; honor fallen Canadian soldiers at the Canadian Cemetery; and marvel at the stunning Romanesque architecture of the Abbey d’Ardenne, the site of an unrelenting tragedy involving Canadian prisoners. Relish the flexibility of your private tour and customize your itinerary according to your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Normandy Battlefields Tour - Sword Beach and the British Airborne Sector

Discover the scenic beauty and historical richness of the Norman battlefields on a half-day tour of Sword Beach and the Hillman Bunkers from Bayeux. With a knowledgeable guide, enjoy a sensitive introduction to one of Europe’s most difficult periods and visit significant sites related to WWII. Browse intriguing exhibitions in the Merville Gun Battery and Museum; hear turbulent tales of the events that occurred on Sword Beach; and descend into the Hillman Bunkers to gain an understanding of the conflict that took place there. Pay tribute to fallen soldiers at the Commonwealth Military Cemeteries and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Caen Sightseeing and Bayeux Day Trip from Caen

Discover Normandy’s vivid past and often intense history on a full-day trip from Caen. First explore Bayeux, a historic city with a towering cathedral and an illustrious piece of can't-miss art: the Bayeux Tapestry. Stroll the city on a guided sightseeing tour before heading back to Caen for a look into the life and times of William the Conqueror. See the archaeological ruins of his palace and visit the abbeys of St-Etienne, home to William's remains, and Ste-Trinité. This private tour is customizable to fit your interests.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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