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Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus)

avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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The very start of the D Day invasion

There is still a bridge over the river, but it is not the original one, which is in the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hammondjohn270
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Brilliant brilliant plenty to see and do and staff helpful. Large exhibitions outside too and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A memorial to the first British soldiers to arrive in Normandy who captured the Pegasus Bridge from the Nazis.
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  • Average2%
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avenue Major John Howard | Ranville, 14860 Ranville, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is still a bridge over the river, but it is not the original one, which is in the adjacent Museum, and there are memorials to each of the three gliders that landed with metres of the bridge. In the museum, apart from the original...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant brilliant plenty to see and do and staff helpful. Large exhibitions outside too and Pegasus bridge original located there. A must see and caters well for disabilities. Lovely area for a good look round as well but would recommend not going on bus tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most dangerous and audacious attacks against the German occupation of France, just prior to the D Day allied landing on June 6th, 1944, was the secretive pre-emptive, night time glider landings of 240 British soldiers of the 6th Airborn Division at Benouville...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last month, worth a visit and lots of information available, with plenty of displays both inside and out!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowded but first class museum and guides. Both Gondree and opposite restaurant, crowded and slow but the location compensates. Easily understood events. Suggest going to the museum first and then the site for better understanding.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it tells a story of great heroism and is very easily understood. a must see to understand D Day. good coffee too!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

What a bridge to see and the engineering it must have taken in that time to do this. The museum is also fantastic to visit where there is even a live presentation and lots of history

Thank LES S
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

We didn’t go into the museum,which looked very interesting because we spent so much time around the bridge and landing area. The are monuments at the landing sites of the first three gliders. Don’t know how they got so close in the dark. The original...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This museum was full of history and information found the talk was brilliant full of stories about the events that came directly from the men who fought so bravely! Very educational and friendly place to visit.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018

you have to go here if you want to see and walk over the original Pegusus bridge was quite cheap to get in about 9 euros i think. and well worth it.also to see a replica of the Horsa glider and some original parts that...More

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Response from The_Pilgrim_Mother | Reviewed this property |
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Response from MartinJL | Reviewed this property |
At least a couple of hours.......There are exhibits outside, a short film to watch and other exhibits inside. Also worth visiting nearby Cafe Gondree.
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