2 rue Eugène Landoas 76620 LE HAVRE / Côte d'Albâtre
Saint Marie Cemetery, located in the hills above the city, is one of the most important resting places in the urban area and Seine Estuary.
During World War II, Le Havre was one of the evacuation centres for the British Expeditionary Force, especially in 1940. The city was also used as a supply depot at the end of the war.
Saint Marie War Cemetery keeps alive the memory of this period of History with a great number of graves, more than 350, of soldiers who fell for freedom.
Among them, the hero Jean Maridor, a native of Le Havre who died in August 1944.
The site also comprises memorial stones including one for those made prisoners between 1939 and 1945, one for North African Veterans and a memorial stone dedicated to forced labour deportees.
Finally, there are the final resting places of influential ship-owner and industrialist families including the Dubosc Family and well-known political figures such as René Coty, but also numerous graves dating back to World War I. More than 1,900 graves from the First World War can be found there, mostly of Commonwealth soldiers.
Cemetery, Military cemetry and memorial