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Pegasus Bridge, Ranville
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Really enjoyed our visit to the museum. Being a structural engineer, my dad had told me the story about pegasus bridge and I found it fascinating. I was surprised at how emotional I felt during the to...  more »
  • Great Stop to see. Lots of great history and heroes. Stop at the cafe it open. Walk to see the experience. 
  • Do not cross the bridge (new)... But visit the Museum "memorial Pegasus" neighbor dedicated to the soldiers of the 6th British Airborne Division... Arrived on board three gliders, they were the first to set foot on the soil of Normandy... In the Park of the Museum, the Pegasus Bridge, a life-size replica of a glider "Horsa"... Inside, hundreds of objects, pictures on the operation and our liberators... Projection of a film about the mission of the Sixth Division... Beware, the Museum is open between 1 October and 31 March that 10 to 17 hours and closed from 15 December to 31 January...
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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