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Address: Cricqueville-En-Bessin | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The location of the site where a group of American soldiers undertook the...

The location of the site where a group of American soldiers undertook the nearly impossible task of climbing massive cliffs with little equipment during the American invasion of Normandy in 1944.

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Chilling experience of the bunkers intact and destroyed surrounded by impact creators from the blasts, helps feel the perspective from the german side as well as the americans.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chilling experience of the bunkers intact and destroyed surrounded by impact creators from the blasts, helps feel the perspective from the german side as well as the americans.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is build and set up by the Americans. I think they did a great job there. You can visit the Museum just when you get there. After that you will get a lot of information on your way to the cliff. At the cliff you can walk in and outside of the Bunkers and learn and feel the... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Normandy is a must see visit! The entire area and the beaches are all just amazing. Museums are well done. Very inspirational whether you know someone who fought or just for all the men and women who served and gave their lives!!!

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was such an emotional visit. This Battle site has been preserved to honor and remember the amazing sacrifice and fortitude of the Greatest Generation. Happily, it has NOT become a typical tourist attraction (no souvenir vendors to be found) and you can feel the history here and imagine what transpired during those fateful hours and days of D-day. Be... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Our family of 7 (5 college/high school age children) visited this site so that our children could see an example of a German defensive position and gain an appreciation for the soldiers that had to scale those cliffs to take out those sites. Having known a Ranger that actually participated in that climb on June 6, it brings a greater... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very well organized and "sanitized" tour of the German defense complex, famously seized by US rangers on D-day. You may have read about the raid or seen the movie, but to see those cliffs and imaginating to climb under fire gave me the chills. With the 60th anniversary of D-day, the site has really improved its capacity... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is quite interesting to walk along the top of the cliffs the American Rangers scaled to take and hold these German artillery positions on D-Day 1944. The cliffs are very high and steep. You can walk into the German gun batteries, bunkers which were very solidly built. There are craters in the landscape you walk around from the heavy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our WWII Normandy trip. It was great to read all the different signs about the history plus you'll see the actual depressions of the bombs dropped there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful opportunity to walk along the clear blue waters, read some of the accounts of american soldiers, see bunkers, walk in them including the machine him and cannon areas..see the tunneling and bombed out areas..ample parking, moving , peaceful and amazing. Just go. We really really loved coming here . We went to Omaha beach and then bayeux... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had a good time visting Pointe du Hoc. Amazing that a group of Army Rangers scaled the cliffs here. There are plenty of German structures to see and many craters remain from US bombing. Out kids enjoyed descending into them. Plan on a hour or two of exploring the area.

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