NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY

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LOCATION

14710 Colleville-sur-Mer

9h30 TO 18h00

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+33 2 31 51 62 00

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The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

There was little actual fighting in Bayeux although it was the first French town of importance to be liberated. Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France and contains burials brought in from the surrounding districts and from hospitals that were located nearby.

BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, which was completed in 1952, contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also over 500 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German.

The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August.

The Bayeux War Cemetery is the largest Second World War cemetery of Commonwealth soldiers in France.

AVAILABLE FACILITIES

Duration of the visit: As long as you wish

PARKING

There is a huge car park with dedicated spaces for both coaches and private cars

NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY VISITOR CENTER

The visitor center at the Normandy American Cemetery tells the story of the 9,387 Americans buried there and put the D-Day landings and follow-on battle in Europe in perspective as one of the greatest military achievements of all time.

WHEELCHAIRS ACCESS

The cemetery is wheelchair accessible.

TOILETS

Normandy American Cemetery does have public toilets.

ADMISSION

Both the visitor center & cemetry are free.

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