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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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avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

While travelling across France we purposely stopped here as we had passed by so many times before. The weather was great, the welcome was warm from the townsfolk. Full of history, veterans are dwindling now with age, yet, their families come back to revisit. A...More

1  Thank Elle59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, our little boy had an excellent time walking over the original bridge and taking a look inside the glider. The short film was very informative and the exhibits well laid out. Admission seems a little on the high side for the...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Replaced but to the same design as the original (which happens to be not far away in the Museum grounds), this bridge is the iconic start point for any OVERLORD / Normandy story. The location of the bridge and the proximity of the first three...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great museum with plenty of things to see as well as an outside exhibition area. Really not to be missed.

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable visit. Museum laid out very well with exhibits and lots of information. A short film was informative and helped put details into place. Outside were vehicles and the original bridges. Amazing stories, all this freedom to make us proud but to think of those...More

Thank 132fudge
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pegasus Bridge Museum includes the structure of the original bridge over he Caen Canal. It's been replace by an up to date Bridge, but the relic serves a reminder of an early action in the DDay landings. It was considered essential to take the...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place, so many memories. The Pagasus Museum is wonderful and this area is steeped in history of The Paras & Ox & Bucks. What they achieved the night before the landings was prolific and astounding that after all these years of going every year...More

Thank Theresa J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 1.5 hrs looking at the artefacts and reading the literature. There were many articles from the war,

Thank SueDTetbury
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Going over 13/02/17 for a couple of days , staying at hotel de la marine arramanche , what do you folks recommend to visit
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?
Hi can you tell me where i would be best staying overnight whilst visiting Pegasus bridge? Would it be Ranville or caen?
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?
How do I get there on public transport (staying near Caen railway station) ?
26 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.