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Pegasus Bridge, Ranville

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Renamed in 1944, the name of Pegasus Bridge honors British airborne forces who wore a shoulder emblem of a flying Pegasus during the D-Day invasions. You can view the original bridge, built in 1934, in the park grounds of the Pegasus Museum. Some people call this the "Bridge of the Longest Day," due to its capture by British forces during their most famous mission. Make Pegasus Bridge a part of your Ranville vacation plans using our Ranville tour planner.
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  • It's the whole place to take the time to soak up the memory of the first hours that preceded the invasion of Normandy. So it is essential to visit the very interesting Museum Memorial Pegasus bridge, nickname coming from the 6 th Airborne British division which bore the emblem of the Pegasus, and who invested the places with the help of gliders on the night of 5-6 June 1944, where is the original (fortunately saved by enthusiasts) bridge and a glider where you can sit inside. A feat that was landing at night, without the Germans do account. But the most moving personal belongings of veterans entrusted to the care of the Muse.on get to know who were our liberators and how all of that took place. It is very informative. The memory of Bill Millin (come in 2010 at 87 for the commemoration of this year here) who participated in the taking of the bridge, and crossed the one above with allies, armed with his only Scottish bagpipe. "Episode immortalized by the movie" the longest day. " The bridge still exist also saved from the bulldozers, "Gondrée" Fortunately coffee (as we think that certain elected officials wanted to destroy it well before it is classified). We also have a thought for all the allies who died that night, and also for the very important "Kieffer" company for our region in Normandy.
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  • The bridge on which passes the road has another interest to be about the or was the real bridge visit pegasus bridge memorial. It is a great place
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  • We visited Pegasus Bridge in June 2016 expecting to purely see the bridge and what we found was a hidden gem. Not only was the bridge and museum full of history and interest the real find was Cafe Gon...  more »
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  • A faithful and accurate recreation of a WWII cafe in occupied France. We were treated to a welcome usually reserved for invading armies before being tersely ordered to cram ourselves into an unfeasibly small corner table as we were only 3 (this despite there being no other people in the cafe). The proprietor refused to acknowledge our french (despite mine being fluent) and continued to address us in slightly quizzical English - as if we were speaking the wrong language. If the welcome hadn't discouraged us, the menu certainly should have: beyond basic and priced to make even tourist traps on the Champs Elysee blush! Never the less we persevered - ordering omelettes and quiche. The food was at least freshly prepared however the omelette contained not one, not two but three noticeable fragments of egg shell. The carafe de l'eau caused further consternation - the proprietor at first refusing to believe us that there was a fly clearly visible in the water before throwing it away, eventually another member of staff brought us a carafe. In short the single worst lunch experience, ever, anywhere in the world. I'll be opening a ticket with Google to request negative star ratings, 1 simply doesn't do the experience justice.
  • I think my most memorable encounter ever in Normandy was with Madame Gondrée outside her café. She told us about her experiences as a young girl on D-day, about her parents who were key to the glider landing success, and to top it all off... she made us the best omelets I've ever had in my life!! Don't miss -- there is no way the museum about Pegasus Bridge can convey as much as an encounter with this amazing woman & historic place.
  • It's OK. Interesting to have been and read up on the first house of the invasion to be liberated, but don't go for the food\coffee\service.
  • The real deal. Great atmosphere but often busy. The site of one the greatest WWII D day missions. A venue rich in history.
  • A must visit place if your passing , owner is wonderful