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Pegasus Bridge

avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a replica bridge. The museum has the real one. Nice to walk on it but that is all really. Go into the cafe to look at the memorabilia but only have a coffee. Food not worth buying and over priced. Def go museum

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From 0016 to 0018 on 6 June three gliders landed within 50m of the bridge. The soldiers then took the bridge and held it despite counterattacks until relieved by Lord Lovet and his commandos. The courage and skill of these soldiers is without question.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best part of the Museum is the outdoor displays: the original bridge, a Horsa glider, and the Bailey bridge.

Thank deeturner
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My three sons got together for a birthday treat for me to visit Normandy. I think it was a 'bit of a laugh' for them until they saw this place and realized it's importance on D-Day, then the mood changed. The first British soldier and...More

2  Thank David L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

an astonishing bit of history. Almost unbelievable this happend. It is so good that the bridge was copied so that it is possible to have a glimpse of what happened.

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

If you visit the museum, you have to take the 2 minute walk to the bridge itself and walk across it. There is a little park to the side of it with memorials to the men who landed here and liberated the town.

Thank Lulu026
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Amazing story ,a must see great museum .pegus bridge and the story of the gliders and the landing ,go to the museum and see the gliders, Great display outside in the grounds .

Thank Gary_Lynne
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The museum here has the original bridge on display together with glider fragments and lots of memorabilia. There are plenty of personal accounts to read which bring the displays to life. After the museum visit its just a short walk to the new bridge and...More

1  Thank sennockred
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Quiet place, with important historic bridge. You can drink and eat at the Cafe which is was the first liberated building in france during the D-Day Landings. . . . .served by the lady who was alive as a little girl in her parents cafe....More

1  Thank Ian J
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Although the bridge has been replaced (you can see the original at the memorial), the landing areas of the gliders are beautifully preserved. Worth a visit.

Thank lestamunda
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Gaynor B
6 August 2017|
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Response from Yvonne D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure.
13 December 2016|
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Response from LewPontypridd | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how interested you are in WW2 but The Bridge and museum are a must as is the Cafe.We had a nice ham roll and coffee there. Also the War cemetery at Ranville. Hope this helps?
3 December 2016|
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Response from LewPontypridd | Reviewed this property |
Ranville is only a small village. Caen is probably better it's quite a big city. Hope this helps?