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Pegasus Bridge

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Address: Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02-31-78-19-44
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Description: A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis...
A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis towards the end of World War II, located on the grounds of the Pegasus Memorial.
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An accessible attraction to visit - and one of such historical significance. Just beyond the bridge itself is a moving memorial to the troops who bravely captured the bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

An accessible attraction to visit - and one of such historical significance. Just beyond the bridge itself is a moving memorial to the troops who bravely captured the bridge.

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Do not miss the museum. It is somewhat small, but it is one of the best in the area. The bridge has been kept as well as a glider.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a museum dedicated to the British Airborne troops who captures many of the bridges east of Sword Beach on D-Day. The bridge at the museum was purchased by the museum and was named in honor of the Pegasus horse on the patches of the soldiers. There is a nice museum on site, the bridge and a British glider.... More 

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Shropshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you're on a ww11 history trip kind of holiday then obviously this is going to be on your list of places to go and see. I'm glad I have been. Great cafe and museum nearby. Lots to learn so go for it! Would recommend this!

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of many, many D-Day related museums in this part of France, but this one is vividly brought to life because it so effectively tells its story through human experience and the individual soldiers who were involved. The bond between the museum and those who served is in evidence at all times, and that's the heart of its success, more... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Reading of General Howard's assault and the liberation of the area on the simple memorials around the bridge. Worth popping into café/museum standing by the bridge - the first house liberated by the allies' assault. Good to pop in for a few minutes on the way to/from the Caen ferry.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The bridge itself has been replaced and the original is 'in' the nearby museum - outside actually. There is plenty of information at the site and much much more in the museum which is only a few euros. Car parking is easy. Well worth a visit

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

On a P&O cruise we did this trip to the British Normandy beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches and the Longues sur Mer gun battery. A truly thought provoking and inspiring day. What those soldiers went through and how brave they were. Our guide was outstanding and we learnt so much, saw some amazing things, also were able to reflect. Well done... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

It is hard to imagine what all the troops went through, very humbled to read some the memorials to past soldiers who have since passed and to know that their valour, determination and in many cases loss of life determined our futures

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Pegasus Bridge is an essential part of any D-Day/World War II visit to Normandy. We were staying in Bayeux and started our trip by going to Pegasus Bridge. As we approached the 'new' bridge from the west it opened to allow some boats to pass under it, so we were able to get out of the car and take photos.... More 

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