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

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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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited the cafe on a beautiful sunny afternoon. It's not every day you get to sit at a place where so much history was made. For those who complained about one thing or another, they are completely missing the point. Madame Gondree served us. She was completely charming and I felt privileged to have met her. If you want... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We enjoyed our trip around the pegasus bridge museum but it was spoilt by the very cold reception we got at the Pegasus Bridge cafe Gondree. We were travelling with my 91 year old father who is a d day veteran. He had been made very welcome everywhere we went with people shaking his hand and thanking him. However NOT... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What an amazing place to learn more than you can from documentaries. You leave here humble and proud of your country. This is a must for anyone who wants to understand ww2. Visiting here made me even more proud of my grandad. All I can say is if your thinking about coming here do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A really super place to consider and reflect on the horrors of war together with the brilliance of the engineering and tactical endeavours that led to the liberation of France. Well worth a visit and spending time at the bridge, nearby museum and landing sites of the first 3 Horsa gliders.

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