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Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary

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Address: 3 rue du Mont D Huisnes, 50170 Huisnes sur Mer, France
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Very moving. It makes you think.

We came across the cemetery by chance and decided to visit it. Worth it. The cemetery contains the tombs of 11,887 German soldiers (many of them unidentified). Walking through in... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came across the cemetery by chance and decided to visit it. Worth it. The cemetery contains the tombs of 11,887 German soldiers (many of them unidentified). Walking through in silence is quite an experience.

Thank ImperioTrigan01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way back from Mont St Michel. We'd toured the Normandy beaches, US and Canadian cemeteries in the days previous but this site moved me more than all of the previous ones. It doesn't glorify the dead but you can't escape the magnitude of the loss of life. As other reviewers have said these were mostly... More 

Thank Liz C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is the only German Cemetery Vault in France. There are other German cemetaries in France but this is a vault style. Every soldier deserves to be remembered and this is set out in a very different way. It is excellently maintained and in imaculate condition.

Thank LadyCatherine F
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We found this cemetery by accident on the road and decided that it would be interesting to visit. With an impression of the First World War Cemetery in Belgium I had expectations of this. What we found was completely he opposite a somber and fascinating cemetery which is incredibly well cared for. Important to see things from another point of... More 

Thank travelcat1990
Beverley, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A few museums done, a couple of beaches and cemetery visits and yet this place really brought home the reality of the situation. Men and boys defending another country on behalf of something that must have seemed a million miles away. By the time we visited it was late in the day and the afternoon peace and quiet reflected well... More 

Thank richardandkids
Merendree, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The circular cemetary hidden in the hill top, is the final resting place of almost 12000 German soldiers, victims of the fighting in the region . In this impresssive setting they were put to rest in a several vaults together with 180 companions. On the opposite side of the entrance you gave a nice view on Mont Saint Michel .

Thank greenpointstudisuite
Clearwater, Florida
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

France's care of the German war dead is impressive. It is located in a very respectful and somber location.

Thank gmerchman
Portland, Oregon
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I had already visited this cemetery several times over the years. Last June I made a quick stop after my wife and I had spent the afternoon at Mont St-Michel and were driving back to our hotel in Pontorson. I wanted to visit the grave of Alfred Bunning, the brother of Hans Bunning, a good friend of mine who commanded... More 

Thank John16752024
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I went to the German cemetery today... I visited Sword Beach yesterday and visited the British Cemetery at Hermanville. My grandad served with the 33rd Royal Artillery who were attached with the 3rd Division, Monty's Iron Sides. My grandad was a farmer before the war, and made his landing at the age of 19. Fortunately, he survived the war, finished... More 

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Langstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I have been to La Cambe cemetery and I stopped at this one to show my grandchildren how a German cemetery differs from a Commonwealth site. Of course this is an ossuary which took some explaining. The site was so peaceful and served to remind us of the enormity of loss of life in the two world wars. The children... More 

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