British Cemetery, Bayeaux


At Bayeux is the largest British and Commonwealth WW2 cemetery in France. It holds not only the remains of almost 4,000 British soldiers but also those of 181 Canadians plus a smaller number of Australians, New Zealanders, South African, Poles, Frenchmen, Czechs, Italians, Russians and 466 Germans.




Over the road a memorial bears the names of 1,808 Commonwealth soldiers whose bodies remain missing. Also near the cemetery is the Bayeux War Museum, which tells the story of the Battle of Normandy from June to August 1944 through illustrated texts, maps, 3D relief models and video projections. There is a collection of tanks, heavy guns, arms, uniforms and archive film footage.


Normandy Beaches
  1. Pegasus Bridge
  2. Grand Bunker, Ouistreham
  3. German Battery, Merville Sur Mere
  4. Canadian Memorial Centre, Juno Beach
  5. Arromanches
  6. German Gun Battery, Longues
  7. American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
  8. Point Du Hoc
  9. Utah Beach Museum
  10. U.S. Airborne Museum
  11. Dead Man's Corner
  12. German Cemetery, La Cambe
  13. British Cemetery, Bayeaux
  14. Caen Memorial
  15. Canadian Military Cemetery
  16. Falaise Pocket