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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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  • The bridge sadly isn't the original as that in the museum but it looks exactly the same. It is free to walk across and gives good views down the canal. It doesn't take long before you have seen everyt...  more »
  • The real bridge was removed in 1994, but this one is a similar design. The main photo at the top of the Tripadvisor page is out of date as the Centaur tank has been moved to the museum over the canal....  more »
  • Must have a tour of the memorial, which allows to have a good understanding of places. Indeed, the current bridge that crosses the canal from Caen to the sea is not the original, it is located on the memorial. The place allows to visualize concretely the physical setting is very moving, for that, if you come from the memorial, just before crossing the bridge, there are 3 stelae, on the left, who realized the places where gliders have landed and it's very impressive.
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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