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“horsa glider”(18 reviews)
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.
avenue Major John Howard, 14860 Ranville, France
+33 2 31 78 19 44
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Reviewed yesterday

I felt very privileged to walk across the bridge, to see where the 3 gliders landed and the story of Major Howard's brave men when taking the bridge and securing the Caen canal. The canal was a strategic and important part of stopping German supplies...More

Thank tonywilliams53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here because a relative was involved in the capture of this bridge in the WW2. The museum is well laid out and everything is in French and English. Lots of different artifacts and accounts of the events around the capture of pegasus bridge....More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a complete money making tourist trap. Go into the little cafe where people died during the war and drink the worst and most expensive coffee around. I found it very sad that the memories of the hero's is being used in such a tacky...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busily on our way to this campsite so didn't realise what we were driving over for a moment. Interesting construction, lots of tourists. Bars around it to enjoy a drink at and to remember why we are enjoying ourselves here today

Thank Flaips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first museum we did on a week long tour of the Normandy battlefields. Loved it, and the story was unbelievable and audacious. This museum and site is a MUST DO. Walking through the exhibits strikes an emotional cord of what heroism existed in WW2

Thank stringy1092018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pegasus bridge was taken by the glider squad just after midnight on D-Day. There are markers where the three gliders landed which give it some context - bloody heroes these guy's were - they took the bridge and held it for many hours. The museum...More

Thank DaveFLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're touring the great WWII historical sites don't leave the Pegasus Bridge off your list. For the European "theatre" that was WWII, the Pegasus was the grand opening act as wooden gliders landed near the bridge to take it in aid to those would...More

Thank Laine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The landing site for the 3 gliders is so small we just couldn't believe the audacity of the plan and the incredible accuracy of the glider pilots. Good to see the floral tributes to the fallen still respected and in place.

Thank Sian A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A snapshot of history and nothing compares to seeing the site and reading about the events that took place there. The area is well signed, plenty of information, beautifully kept and very clean. Include this stop on your tour.

Thank G M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pegasus Bridge and were lucky enough to see it open to it’s full extent for a huge private yacht to motor through! It’s quite a spectacle when it opens up and although it’s not the original bridge it gives a good idea of...More

Thank Lisa B
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16 January 2018|
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Response from Paul P | Reviewed this property |
No sorry, been around the area quite a bit and never saw any Lavender
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Yvonne D | Reviewed this property |
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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?