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Pegasus Bridge

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Address: avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
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A recreation of the original bridge captured by the British from the Nazis...

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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Half-Day Tour to British D-Day Beaches Including the Sword Beach Sector from...
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Private Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches, Battlefields, Museums and Cemeteries...
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D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and...

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Amazing History

The first part of France to be liberated, the story of it's capture, and how it was held, is better than any book or film, an incredible feat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first part of France to be liberated, the story of it's capture, and how it was held, is better than any book or film, an incredible feat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pegasus Bridge in June 2016 expecting to purely see the bridge and what we found was a hidden gem. Not only was the bridge and museum full of history and interest the real find was Cafe Gondree located next to the bridge. This cafe is the original cafe which stood when the paratroopers landed in 1944 and the... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Interesting place... Great location to have a croissant and coffee at the "Café Gondrée". The Caen Canal bridge was renamed Pegasus Bridge after the emblem of the British airborne forces, while the River Orne bridge became Horsa Bridge. The road across them is now the "Esplanade Major John Howard". Since the end of the war, Pegasus Bridge and the adjacent... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the museum. Being a structural engineer, my dad had told me the story about pegasus bridge and I found it fascinating. I was surprised at how emotional I felt during the tour seeing so many personal posessions and the stories behind them. Such brave men with such a story to tell. Well worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Great Stop to see. Lots of great history and heroes. Stop at the cafe it open. Walk to see the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The bridge sadly isn't the original as that in the museum but it looks exactly the same. It is free to walk across and gives good views down the canal. It doesn't take long before you have seen everything and you could visit while passing by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The real bridge was removed in 1994, but this one is a similar design. The main photo at the top of the Tripadvisor page is out of date as the Centaur tank has been moved to the museum over the canal. The area is worth a visit, even just to look at the markers where the attacking gliders landed, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the very early piece of France liberated on D-day. The bridge itself is small but walking on it give an idea of what it must have been like for British commandos to take it. There is almost no cover on the crossing. You can see the old bridge in the museum park where it is kept,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding. Humbling. Awe inspiring. A must visit which helps understand the feats undertaken by some remarkable men. It also tells some amazing personal stories. Don't miss the memorials near the bridge where the three gliders landed. Then think about the circumstances under which they managed to get so close. Thank you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had not known about the Pegasus Bridge; it was pointed out to me by our friends who were travelling with us in Normandy. Close to the original bridge are museums containing a C-47 cargo plane and a big Horsa glider such as those which landed with British troops who captured this bridge and the adjacent one (Orne River bridge... More 

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