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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • 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 days ago

It was a very interesting museum.There were exhibits both in and outside of the museum. The guide was excellent she held us spell bound with stories and facts from the Dday invasion. There were both replicas and original artefacts.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The history is great and there are information points where ever glider landed on D Day. The original bridge is in the nearby museum which we did not visit as thought it was quite expensive. Quite a busy place as coach parties and school parties...More

Thank graham b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here. The Pegasus Bridge that is there now is not the original, it resides in the garden of the museum plus other bits of military equipment including a full scale replica of one of the gliders. The free guided tour...More

Thank Alex04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is very difficult to rate this type of attractions. After all, you come to embrace the history, and Pegasus Bridge has a unique history to tell you. It really does not matter whether the bridge is made of concrete, steel, wood of bubble gum....More

Thank sir_meeshoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pegasus bridge was the first place in France to be liberated just after midnight on D day. Although the original bridge has been replaced with a two lane replica the original can still be found in the nearby museum dedicated to the famous raid by...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 11 who were visiting France and we're very interested in WW2 historic sites. We knew Pegasus Bridge was a must but it was completely ruined by the attitude and rudeness of the staff in The Gondree Cafe. After a long...More

Thank 1957SueB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Nice site with a few things to look at plus a museum nearby. Good way to get a grasp of events.

Thank M_I-I_K3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of Pegasus Bridge is one of the most endearing of WW2, and being here brings it all to life. The replica bridge now spanning the river and the cafe on the other side where the family still serve today's visitors bring an air...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum/Memorial is larger than what you might think. Inside there's a lot of info about both sides of the battle, and outside there's the original Pegasus Bridge, a Bailey Bridge and a mock-up Horsa glider. There's also a lot of guns, canons and vehicles...More

Thank Dutch-Mikey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of the taking of Pegasus Bridge is one of Boy's Own heroism; a coup de main of stunning audacity mixed with courage and grit. Go to the Memorial museum it's very good. But also walk over the bridges and have a beer and...More

Thank ChrisofBlackheath
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14 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?
4 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?
27 April 2016|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
No there is no public transport but I think a taxi would be quite reasonable, it is only 15 minutes from Caen.