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Pegasus Bridge

Avenue du Major Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
02-31-78-19-44
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Ranked #3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Given the significance of this bridge in the allies campaign, it is definitely worth a quick trip. The little museum is interesting...you can take a tour or just wander through and out the back to look at the bridge and some ww11 equipment. The entire visit can be completely fairly quickly if you are familiar with the history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It still amazes us how close the British Gliders managed to land to the Bridge, the movies probably over state how well defended the bridge was defended but this is still one of the first objectives tobe captured on D Day. Have a coffee at the Cafe and the Pegasus Museum is a must.

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Portland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

just read comments on trip advisors contributor of 5th november 2010 and find it strange at their conclusions that madam gondree was impatient and abrupt with them because of their poor command of the french language. I have heard her speak english better than I do (OK i am a yorkshireman) but as soon as she heard him/her speak she... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

An opportunity to see first hand where these actions took place, also a visit to the cafe which us still being run by the same family.

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Whilst the bridge is a new one and the couple of shops/cafes next to it are a tad tacky the overall experience was a good one. Seeing the exact spots where the three gliders landed next to the bridge one could begin to imagine what it must have been like that fateful night. There is a good informative museum at... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The guided tour explains a lot about the way the gliders were deployed and some of the difficulties that made the mission so remarkable. The area around is worth walking around to see just how close the gliders landed.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Well worth visiting the Pegasus Bridge and surrounding facilities, particularly Madame Grondee's cafe, the museum and Major John Howard's memorial on the spot where he landed on the night of June 5th 1944.

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Cranleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

The exceptional bravery and resourcefulness of 70 years ago is simply ingrained in this place. Amazing how a simple bridge location and couple of hundred meters of road & river can stir so much emotion. The muse am/memorial is well laid out and easy to access and you can even have lunch in the iconic Cafe Gondree which is the... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Standing in the shadow of the bridge you get a real feel of what it must've been like back then, thank you to each and every one of those brave men.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The museum site is well laid out with the original Pegasus Bridge and full size model Glider at its centre. This was a key bridge in June 1944 and the museum recreates it's history using film and models. After your visit take a walk over the new bridge and visit the cafes either side of the road then stroll along... More

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