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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 awe-inspiring place to visit - make sure you go!

Very atmospheric place to visit..the museum close by is a must. The bridge itself has so much history you cannot fail to be moved by the amazing courage of all the glider crews... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric place to visit..the museum close by is a must. The bridge itself has so much history you cannot fail to be moved by the amazing courage of all the glider crews and the absolute precision they landed those big aircraft. The bridge ( not the original) opened whilst we were there which was a bonus!

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Bracknell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Yes it's only a bridge, but the history attached to it is amazing. Adjacent to the bridge is the cafe that was there during the war (serving champagne to the British troops after they captured the bridge) On the other side of the river is the superb Pegasus Bridge Museum that is dog friendly and a fantastic museum to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The original bridge has been replace by a newer bridge. The original is now behind a museum which charges a admission fee. You can see the bridge behind the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It costs 7 euros to go into the museum but if we had felt so inclined we could have spent about 3 or 4 hours there. It was a short visit but well worthwhile - it's difficult to describe the feeling of walking on this famous and very important bridge, and then having a drink sitting outside the Cafe Gondree... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This memorial to the Pegasus bridge is must visit well presented and heart felt to the men who fell to take the bridge.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A must for the British traveller to see the museum dedicated to the first landings of d day. There are tanks, guns, the original bridge and much more

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In June 1944 the Pegasus Bridge saw a lot of heavy fighting and bloody deaths but this memorial is very under stated and a very fitting tribute to the men the fought there and lost their lives there. A must see if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I read a book by Stephen Ambrose about Pegasus bridge and was excited to visit the memorial. It was incredible to see the markers that indicated how close the gliders landed to the bridge. I didn't know there was an on site museum so it was a great surprise. Lots of cool artifacts and information. Well done!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Aside from the excellent museum, the wider area is worth a walk around, including the stone markers that show how close the gliders landed to the bridge, and the German gun still in position. There's a good sitting area where, if part of an organised group, you can see the whole bridge and cafe, understanding the area a little better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a really interesting museum with so much to see with some very personal exhibits and information making it easy to think how difficult the work was. The bridge itself is amazing and the information about the gliders etc. A wonderful memorial to all those brave people.

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Address: Address: Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
Phone Number: 02-31-78-19-44
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Ranville

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