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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.
avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

This is a well cared and maintained place that most people should be made aware of - The selfless courage of men is here for all to see and hopefully reflect upon.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yellowBare
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A Gold Mine of historical events all occurred here. As this was the first place to be liberated by The Allies, its a good place to kickstart your tour. Fascinating. A person could spend an entire day here; a visit to the Cafés, information monuments...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MichaelL6446
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

On the 6th of June 1944 181 men in 6 gliders embarked on operation Deadstick .The capture of Benouville bridge which crosses the Caen canal . It was the start of Hitlers demise in Europe and the start of the liberation of France .The attack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The stories need to be told, and when you stand in the middle of history and learn the heroism of what happened at the Pegasus Bridge it moves you almost to tears. It is a reminder that men who are normally quiet and peaceful can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed November 12, 2018

lot of history to be read around the location - very interesting and moving, don't other with the cafe as a miserable bunch,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ArwelW
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

A really poignant place full of history. Really well preserved and well presented. Well worth a trip by anyone with an interest in history. It's easy to navigate and there's lots to see if you don't want to spend a few Euros on the museum....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The story surrounding the bridge and the families connection is interesting and the connection to the parachute regiment is obvious, the food served was pleasant, the only thing is the staff. Madam takes the title very seriously and certainly lived up to the name,not big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bromsgrovebob
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum on our way to the Normandy Beaches. We found the museum to be well planned, informative and interesting. We left the museum with a respect for all of those involved. Thought provoking morning. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KW1973
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This memorial is so emotional it is hard not to be affected by the bravery of all those that took part in capturing and holding this and other bridges in the area. This, the D-day beaches and their memorials and also the cemetery's on all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 622AndrewW
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

You could spend hours in the museum, such is the volume and quality of the artifacts on display. The large exhibits outdoors are awe inspiring too. Overall, this is highly recommended to anyone touring the area.

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from Neal69Derby | Reviewed this property |
About €6 euros. But if you keep the ticket, you can get a discount off some other attractions around the area. Merville Battery is good 👍
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, been around the area quite a bit and never saw any Lavender
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