German Cemetery at Mont díHuisnes

Mont-dHuisnes is the only German Mausoleum in France.

It is laid-out on a hill, thirty meters high; 11,956 German War-dead are buried there.

They were transferred there in 1961 by the Volksbund Service that exhumed them.

This is quite a different necropolis, from which, are wide views of Mont-Saint-Michel and the reclaimed land.

The desire to keep the rural quality of the site has rendered it almost invisible. Mont-díHuisnes has been kept as a natural hillock into which the necropolis has been hidden. Stone steps lead to the visitorsí hail that opens on to a large plan with pins showing the Departments from which the Dead have been transferred. The Ossuary is built in the form of a cylinder on two levels around a courtyard laid to lawn and open to the sky.

A great cross stands in the centre. On the outside a covered gallery has been built at each level

sixty-eight vaults in each of which repose a hundred and eighty bodies.

At the opposite end to the entrance steps lead down to a landscaped terrace where, or from a

belvedere one can look out on the bay.

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