Pegasus Bridge and Café Gondrée

04 June 2024 |

Our first visit took us to Pegasus Bridge – the landing site of 3 horsa gliders who flew in silently, a few minutes after midnight on 6th June 1944: D Day.  We learned about the importance of securing the bridge and how Monsieur and Madame Gondree the owners of the cafe just beside it, fed information to allied forces through the French Resistance.

The children visited the monuments indicating where the gliders landed and also the cafe, where Arlette Gondree, now 84, still operates a thriving business in memory of the forces who secured the bridge.

We were thrilled to see the bridge being raised to allow the royal yacht of the King of Norway pass along the canal!