A stone’s throw from the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy on boulevard Fabien Ware, the British military cemetery is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The site was assigned by France to the United Kingdom in perpetuity, and contains more than 4,258 gravestones. They show the name and rank of the soldier and the weaponry of his unit. Sometimes the families have added personal epitaphs. At the foot of the graves a small floral garden invites contemplation.
>>> To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, discover the new video of the Bayeux war cemetery, created by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to pay tribute to the numerous men ans women fallen on Normandy’s soil during the WW2.
In accordance with the French government directives following the resurgence of the Coronavirus, the 3 museums in Bayeux will remain closed to the public until February 1st 2021.
Due to the summer crowds and respect for social distancing, the museum of the Bayeux Tapestry can accept only 500 persons per day.