British War Cemetery, Bayeux

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British War Cemetery, Bayeux - Address

Address: 14400 Bayeux, France

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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Landmark, Historical Site, Memorial, Monument, War Memorial, Cemetery, Tomb

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About 50,000 soldiers that lost their lives during the Second World War lay peacefully at the British war cemetery in Bayeux. The cemetery is well maintained with the simple crosses replace by replaced by stone headstones with personalized inscriptions. The memorial is also popular for inscriptions that read:

  • "We saved the fatherland from William defeated Victor."
  • “We, once conquered by William, have now set free the Conqueror’s native land.”

Close to the cemetery is a memorial museum which is a recommended visit as well.

British War Cemetery Information

  • The cemetery is open 365 days of the year. 
  • Visit the cemetery only during the day. 
  • The museum is closed during lunch time.

How To reach British War Cemetery by Public Transport

  • Train: Bayeux Train Station.

Restaurants Near British War Cemetery

  • Au Ptit Bistrot
  • Le Nonan'T 
  • La Rapiere

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  • Peaceful place for heros to rest, and for the rest of us to reflect on their sacrifice.

  • Beautiful & very moving. Well maintained as always.

  • In remembrance of the fallen comrades. The cemetery is amazing.

  • What a beautiful place of rest for those men, young and old, who sacrificed their lives so that we can live the lives that we do. I found myself fighting back tears as I walked through the columns of stones, some identifying individuals by name and unit, others showing only their affiliation to certain regiments, and other stones only revealing that identification could not be made - the so-called unknown soldiers. This place of beauty, serenity and humility is truly overwhelming.

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  • Very nice looking sit look great

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