British War CemeteryCurrently Open
- Address: 14400 Bayeux, France
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Memorial, Monument, War Memorial, Cemetery, Tomb
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.
- The cemetery is open 365 days of the year.
- Visit the cemetery only during the day.
- The museum is closed during lunch time.
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95% of people who visit Bayeux include British War Cemetery in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
42.86% of people start their British War Cemetery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see British War Cemetery
92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting British War Cemetery
The cemetery was beautiful and more interesting and moving than I expected. It is especially interesting to seek out the headstones from the variety of countries represented.
Obligatory. Touching. British and German soldiers buried in the same ground. Heartbreaking.
Visited with my British friends in the summer of 2017. This cemetery is very well kept and is quite beautiful. Each headstone has the name and the division of the brave soldier who fought for all of our freedoms that we take for granted today. God save the queen, Viva la France, and God bless America.
Peaceful but beautiful well set out
A beautiful cemetery , we were passing and stopped to pay our respects to those that had given their lives for our freedom. As with all the war cemetery's they are kept so tidy and are so very beautiful and peaceful. Lest we forget.