Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

Caen
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery at Reviers is a moving and peaceful memorial to those Canadian soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach and in the days following the D-Day Landings. Many of the men buried here belonged to the 3rd Canadian Division who pushed the advance towards Caen, battling against the German 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division. The cemetery contains 2,048 graves, mainly of Canadian servicemen. 19 of them are unidentified.

 

Nearby attractions

Halfway between Caen and the D-Day Landing beaches, this château overlooks a lush green valley. Its spectacular roofs sit above a richly carved façade and there are guided tours of the furnished interior with its paintings,...

This museum is the only one on the D-Day Landing Beaches to be dedicated entirely to the role played by Canadian troops in the Second World War.

This museum is devoted to the history of radar during WW2 and is based at the former Douvres-la-Délivrande observation station.

One of the most famous places in the D-Day Landings it is commonly considered to be the first house liberated by the Allies on 6 June 1944.

Places to visit nearby

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.