Pegasus Bridge
Pegasus Bridge
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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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Russell J
London, UK169 contributions
Jul 2020
This was somewhere I had wanted to visit as the Oxs & Bucks Light Infantry secured it on D-Day and I served in a descendent Regiment, The Royal Green Jackets. Its a busy road over the Bridge but I was lucky enough to be there when it was raised. I also had a coffee in Cafe Gondree and the owner, Madam eGondree couldn't have been more welcoming and she recognised my cap badge on my t-shirt immediately.She offered me a free coffee as she does with all veterans of the Regiment but i chose to pay for it. Definitely worth the trip and I will go again when I have a little more time
Written July 27, 2020
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Survivory
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,024 contributions
Aug 2020
The bonus after you have visited the museum is that you get to cross on the new Pegasus Bridge. The bridge in itself is perhaps nothing to see, but when you have learned more about the story you do realise what an impact securing this bridge had on the success of the D-Day.
It is absolutely worth to stop and walk across the bridge and to see the big stones that marks where the gliders landed, that is really amazing.
Written August 14, 2020
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melissa b
Barnstaple, UK308 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Family visit with 2 adults and 2 kids aged 15 and 12. Entry price was reasonable and there was lots of parking.
Informative museum to look around before going outside to see various war items such as the real Bridge, air craft, tanks etc. not the biggest museum around but enough to visit for a couple of hours.
Written August 28, 2023
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OLMIJO
Portsmouth, UK9 contributions
Aug 2023
We stopped here on the way from Ouistreham ferry port to Caen as you literally pass right by it. Glad we did - very interesting museum with plenty of exhibits inside and then a chance to see the original bridge outside along with tanks etc. We knew a little bit about the history of Pegasus Bridge and it was good to learn more about it.
Written August 18, 2023
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Stefan C
Limoges, France144 contributions
Jul 2020
The replacement bridge, wow what an area of history, had to go and watch the longest day film again. Lucky to be there when the bridge opened too.Very well laid out memorial to the brave few.
Written July 30, 2020
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dei travels
Orillia, Canada138 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This was a huge moment in history. The Pegasus museum gives you a lot of in site. Plus there is lots of signage in English. Many monuments surrounding the Bridge on the river banks. Walk in the grounds to not miss all the monuments. There are many restaurant by the river. Plus a great bicycle path to other towns with history to explore.
Written April 12, 2020
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friendlytraveller22
Southampton, UK193 contributions
May 2022
We were on our way to somewhere else so stopped off and so glad we did. Wonderful museum and lay out. Loads of history and memorabilia- easy to park. Original bridge on museum site plus the new one in use
Written May 9, 2022
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lee95098
Ebbw Vale, UK46 contributions
myself and family spent a week in normandy during october 2010,and it was fatastic.we had visited all the d ay beaches,and severall war museums along the coast.the museum at pegusus was brill and very infomative.people i no told me of the museum and glad i visited there with my family.we wanted a cuppa and a soft drink for my son.but the owner of the cafe was to rude for words.she made me wait when i entered the cafe, and was rude when she finaly served me.i thought possibly due to the fact my french is only very basi,.but this was not the case as she did the same to a french family who came in behind me.but the site and museum was briliant and highly recomend it .but stay away from cafe and go to the bistro accross the road
Written November 5, 2010
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Stacy H
North Carolina3 contributions
Apr 2012 • Family
For the poster who thought Madame Gondree was rude...well, she is. Our family of six thought that was part of the charm of the very small cafe. Her family is well renowned in those parts and for the part her parents played when Pegasus bridge was taken. Those mementos that cover that wall are there out of respect for the Gondree family from those who have passed through that remarkable little cafe. The food there is delicious and Madame Gondree runs a tight ship :) I do not think the cafe is to be missed by anyone who really knows the history behind the people or that remarkable little place. Pegasus Bridge was a fantastic site to see, well put together and beautifully laid out, it put you back in that place, without the bullets :) The area is quaint and charming, a must visit for any history buff!
Written August 18, 2012
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The-Right-Stuff
The English Home Counties70 contributions
Having served with the Parachute Regiment [2 Para], from 1981-87, I was fully aware of the significance of this site to all who have served with the elite Airborne units of the British Army.
I thus found the journey through the flat Normandy countryside somewhat poignant, due to the recognisable white headstones of British War Graves, which scatter the side of the roads, most of which bore the cap badge of the Regiment, with which I served. This I found to be an emotive and evocative experience.

The Normandy landscape provides excellent natural Drop Zones, or DZ's, to use Airborne jargon, and one can imagine the reconnaisance that must have been utilised to select these, and how the troops would have scattered for the hedge rows for cover on landing.

The Airborne Museum at the Bridge is a fitting tribute to the men who served and fell, in order to liberate Europe. It is also a tribute to the French people, that they have maintained the area, and continue to respect the sacrifice of the men involved; whilst maintaining a sense that Europe has moved on, in peaceful reconciliation. [This was emphasised by the young children who enjoyed using the original bridge as an adventure playground, during my visit, and the sights and sounds of these children, who had various European ethnicities, playing together, on the original bridge].

However, the purpose of my visit, like all ex-paratroopers, was pilgrimage. The place of sanctity, being the Cafe Grondee. As a pilgrim, I thus enjoyed the pleasure of sharing a coffee with Mdme Arlette, who was obviously used to British Paras, and their lack of local knowledge and French etiquette. The familie Arlette are iconic figures in Para folk-lore.

My only disappointment, was the fact that a plaque on the bridge, donated by the Light Infantry, attempts to claim the Pegasus Bridge action, as their own. However, this was an Airborne action, [the Oxford & Bucks may have worn a Light Infantry cap badge; but their berets, were the coveted maroon red ones, of the Airborne Forces]. The men who dropped from the sky on the night of 5/6 June 1944, were Paratroops.

The Winged Horse, Bellepheron, is the symbol of British Airborne Forces. Thus, the bridge was named in respect to the men of the British Airborne Forces, who fought, and sacrificed there. Thus, the Pegasus Bridge memorial site, is a fitting tribute to their heroism and courage. "What Manner of Men are these who wear the Maroon Red Beret? Every Man An Emperor", Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. We must remember them, lest we forget!

Highly recommended to all members of the 'Airborne Brotherhood'!
Written November 8, 2006
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