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Pegasus Bridge

Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
02-31-78-19-44
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Ranville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have to confess I knew very little about the D day landings, but having visited this museum, you get a real sense of what it would have been like for the first guys to capture Pegasus Bridge. I am not big of battles, but I like the human stories behind war and this museum tells them in abundance. Well... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The bridge and café have been photographed and filmed endlessly, but are very impressive, the bridge you see and walk/drive across is a new one slightly wider but looks the same (the original is in the Memorial Museum opposite). The movie "The Longest Day" shows in great detail what took place here, the gliders were so close. There are 3... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is where it all began on 6th June 1944 You cannot visit Normandy without coming to Ranville / Benouville and seeing Pegasus Bridge. This is where the British Airborne became the first Allied assault troops to land and kick off the Longest Day. Amazing to see the stones set in the adjoining field to mark the spots where the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This museum and artifact displays were one of the highlights of our D Day tour. We appreciated the time spent with the museum staff explaining the bridge and gliders.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This year is the time to visit Normandy - not just the seaside towns but also the beaches and places of importance, as it is the 70th anniversary of Normandy Landings. On my recent trip to Normandy I visited Pegasus Bridge, Cafe Gondree nearby and Ranville Cemetery. Pegasus Bridge over the river Orne in the village of Benouville was built... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pegasus Bridge, which spans the Caen Canal, is a vital part of the history of D Day, and the Normany landings. Now replaced by a replica, the original structure can still be seen, close by, at an excellent museum, devoted to the bridge and the events of 1944. A wide range of artifacts, including a reconstructed Horsa glider, and a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

What a great event and incredible courage shown by all involved. Museum tries to cover all aspects. Shame the staff are of much less calibre. I met the curator and he sets a very low standard. This was reflected in the way the staff treated visitors. I watched and was amazed to see several British visitors leaving after being treated... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited on the 10th June, shortly after the 70th anniversary celebrations and the area was still packed with tourists and classic army vehicles. When viewed together with the Museum just down the road and the Cafe Gondree it paints a picture of the events of 1944.

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London
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Totally agree with earlier reviewer Sprice-8888. Just marvel at what a small group of ordinary men achieved in the face of incredible odds. Imagine how the Gondree's felt one minute far from war and death the next minute in the centre of a full scale invasion. Would they die, would the Germans return, would all that they had lived for... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

The museum is fantastic. Everything is so well researched and detailed. I study history at university so went to the museum knowing a lot about the bridge and the landings however I felt I could still learn more. It's also good for people who know nothing about it as it goes through what happened simply. The video that plays in... More

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