Departement des Yvelines
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The Cimetière des Gonards was begun in 1879 and is the largest cemetery in the Versailles area, measuring 130,000 square metres and containing over 12,000 interments. It is located in the southeastern section of the town on the Rue de la Porte de Buc (D938), near the Gare des Chantiers railway station.
There are 181 Commonwealth war dead buried here. During World War I, the No. 4 General Hospital was located in Versailles, and a majority of those buried in the CWGC plot are from this period. There are also ten World War II casualties commemorated at this site.
From A13 in the direction of Paris from Normandy take the Versailles Ouest exit off the motorway, turn right down the N186 towards the Chateau of Versailles. From Paris on the A13 take the Versailles Centre exit. Follow the N186 round a bend where it becomes Boulevard St Antoine. At the Memorial roundabout turn right, continue up the side of the Chateau, along the Boulevard du Roi. At the Chateau follow the road roundto traffic lights and turn right then immediately left into Avenue de Paris. Take the second road on the right just past the Hotel de Ville, continue along the road past the railway station to traffic lights under a railway bridge. Turn right as you pass under the bridge. Cemetery is on the left hand side of the road.