Bayeux War Cemetery
The cemetery holds 4,648 graves of soldiers from 10 different nations, including Great Britain, Canada, and Australia, and also a number of graves belonging to German soldiers. Some of the gravestones are marked simply, “A soldier of the 1939–45 War—Known unto God,” for soldiers with unknown identities. Opposite the cemetery is the Bayeux Memorial, dedicated to 1,800 Commonwealth men who died in Normandy battles but have no known resting place.
A private sightseeing tour from Caen or Bayeux combines a visit to the Bayeux War Cemetery with historical beaches and battlefields, along with museums and other cemeteries. While their ship is docked at Le Havre, cruisers can also take a day trip to the cemetery, Juno Beach, and more.
Things to know before you go
*It is free to enter the cemetery. *The cemetery is wheelchair accessible. *Visitors should remember that this is a place dedicated to quiet contemplation.
How to get there
The Bayeux War Cemetery is located on Boulevard de Fabian Ware outside of the city of Bayeux. Many people visit as part of an organized tour taking in different locations that were relevant during WWII.
When to get there
The cemetery is open to the public 24 hours a day. However, most tours visit during daylight hours.
- Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy (Musée Mémorial de la Bataille de Normandie)
- Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux)
- Baron Gérard Museum of Art and History (MAHB)
- Lace Conservatory (Conservatoire de la Dentelle)
- Bayeux Tapestry (Tapisserie de Bayeux)
- Mulberry Harbour
- Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
- Omaha Beach
- Omaha Beach Memorial Museum (Musée Mémorial d’Omaha Beach)
- Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
- Juno Beach Centre (Centre Juno Beach)
- Ardenne Abbey (Abbey d'Ardenne)
- Pointe du Hoc
- Sword Beach