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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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I came to Benouville hoping the experience would match the book ive read about the Normandy Landings and the role of the Ox and Bucks Regiment and Paras in securing Pegasus and Horas Bridges. It did not disappoint, particularly in the museum where you leave feeling a real sense of pride in what was achieved by so few with such... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had a fascinating and emotional tour of Pegasus Bridge at Ranville. The guide was very knowledgable and made the visit so interesting. To complete the day, we visited the Cafe Grondree which was the first house to be liberated in June 1944 and the proprietaire is Arlette who lived there then with her parents. She was 4 years old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Wow, this is a must when visiting Normandy. To see where one of the most talked about battles took place and to see what for. Luckily one of our group prepared a talk about the battle for Pegasus bridge and the glider landings. Amazing place, good to see the cafe still there. A visit I won't forget for a very... More

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Jessheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A must see when you're in Normandy. Take a minute and visit the museum to get more background information about the units and the men whose mission was to take the bridge.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I agree with everyone else. This is the bridge from the movie the longest day. If your doing the D Day landings this is a must. If you take the free guided tour, the tour guide will point out where the gliders landed, where the original bridge was and a lot more you won't find on your own. Across the... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of my favorite Normandy sites. Didn't know much about it before, but wow, what a great way to kick off a visit to the D Day sites!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived quite late in the day 4.30 ( ticket entry was discounted) after a full day of touring the D Day beaches and memorials .Quite by accident we joined an English speaking tour which was being given to a group of American ex servicemen . it was informative and very moving .We could walk on the original bridge (... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We started our visit to the d day beaches at this bridge. We arrived off the overnight ferry and watched the dawn rise behind this evocative sight. We walked around the bridge, and read about how the bridge was captured. We enjoyed crossing this bridge so much we returned several times during our trip

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Cassington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The most striking thing here is to visit the stones that mark where the three gliders landed within three minutes of each other and within a few yards of the bridge. The heroism of these men under the command of Major John Howard in securing this and the second bridge is awe inspiring. Thank God my generation has been spared... More

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Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had to stop and think of the bravery of our soldiers at this place. It was very busy but this did not detract from taking in the surroundings. A stroll along the river bank was very enjoyable and a the walk across the bridge thought prevoking.

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