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Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

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20 Sep 2016
“Another beautiful cemetery”
15 Jun 2016
“Recommended addition to a visit to Juno”
route Nationale 158, 14680 Cintheaux, France
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

The CWGC do a magnificent job in all the cemeteries and Bretteville is no exception to this. Nobody around the day we went which adds to the peaceful atmosphere for quiet reflection. Large parking area here for coaches so must usually see more visitors.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DorsetBert
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Hope all Canadians visiting Juno make it to the cemetery. Like all cemeteries in Normandy it is immaculately kept and in a tranquil setting. The Abbaye d'Ardenne just outside Caen is also worth a visit for Canadians- not very well signposted though.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 522Steve
Reviewed 15 May 2016

On 1May, at the start of our 5-day stay in Normandy, to visit many of the D-Day sites, we stopped at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Cintheaux. We visited Eric K. Pearcey who is buried there. He was the uncle of a dear friend in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

So many Allied nations took part in D-Day & the battles in Normandy that some seem to get overlooked for their contributions until history is studied and reflected upon. Such is this cemetery, well known to Canadians, but perhaps lesser so to other Allies. It...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

This cemetery is on the way to the coast for me, so that I will often take visitors there, either after visiting the Caen memorial museum or the Normandy beaches. It adds to the poignancy of those visits and brings home the awful waste of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jo C C
Reviewed 25 September 2015

A very moving experience, especially when coupled with a visit to Courseulles-sur-Mer, the location of Juno Beach, where the Canadians landed on D-Day. It is terribly sad to see row upon row of headstones, some of which mark the graves of boys as young as...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The man who, if he had lived, would have been my uncle lies here. Reginald George Long - lived in Stapleford, England before the family emigrated to Canada in 1926. He joined the Canadian Army and returned to England in 1944 to be part of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Ronnie Benson rests with his pals of the Royal Canadian Regiment at Bretteville Sur Laize, he gave his life duing the battle for Caen. The cemetery is so peaceful and our visits have impressed upon us the love and care that is shown to our...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Tim H
Reviewed 15 August 2014

It was sobering to see all these perfectly laid headstones of all these brave men in perfect formation. The grounds were well kept and beautiful. Set among farmers field was especially moving thinking how many had been killed moving through that very area. Thank you...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank coffeechik
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have visited twice as a family member is buried in this Cemetery. It is amazing how Veterans Canada can direct you right to the gravesite when you enter a Veterans name in their database. The people there care for the Cemetery extremely well and...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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