"Benouville - Pegasus Bridge" Bénouville by vichatherly
Bénouville Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 51 photos
We visited Benouville on the last day of our four day tour of the D-Day Normandy beaches. We specifically went to see the famous Pegasus Bridge and to take a cup of tea at Cafe Gondree.
There is also a great Pegasus Memorial Museum to take a few hours to wander around.
It is a peaceful spot now but it must have been very different in June 1944.
The principal purpose of the trip was to visit the World War II beaches of Normandy. The beaches cover an area of over 60 miles and so we based ourselves in Bayeux, which put us in a fantastic central location.
We packed into our short stay the following villages and towns Arromanches-les-Bains for Gold beach and the Mulberry Harbour, Sainte-Mère-Église for the church, Utah beach and the US Airborne museum, Maisy for the batteries at Maisy and Pointe du Hoc, Colleville-sur-Mer for Omaha beach and the American Cemetery, Courseulles-sur-Mer for Juno beach, Bénouville for Pegasus Bridge and the Memorial Museum, Ouistreham for Sword beach, Merville-Franceville-Plage for the gun battery and Ranville for the CWGC Cemetery.
- Pros:Pegasus Bridge
- In a nutshell:A now quiet village where our freedom was fought for.
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