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Address: Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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You get a first hand idea of what the American Rangers led by a brave Texan faced as they fought and persevered to scale the vertical cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. You also get a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Napa, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get a first hand idea of what the American Rangers led by a brave Texan faced as they fought and persevered to scale the vertical cliffs of Pointe du Hoc. You also get a perspective of what the German soldiers must have felt facing the incredible armada advancing on them. If you go to the Normandy beaches you must... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are many bomb craters, bombed out bunkers and intact bunkers to see. Great view of the cliff from several look outs. See visitor centre. Not sure of the hours.

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Danville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Pointe du Hoc as part of an all day Paris CityVision tour. I would recommend this company to anyone. Anyone who has ever worn the uniform of any branch of the service, will shed tears and be unashamed while standing atop Pointe du Hoc. I know I did. 225 Rangers commenced their invasion of the continent at the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pointe Du Hoc has cliffs of 100 feet in height , virtually straight up and Down . We walked along the cliffs and were not able to even comprehend the courage and determination it would take to climb the cliffs . These young heroes trained in Northern Scotland where the cliffs are much the same . But training and climbing... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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This place is beautiful. Can't imagine the part it played more than 70 years ago. Can't imagine how the soldiers are able to ascend the cliffs and Attack the German soldiers. Amazing true story.

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Garner, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember listening to Ronald Reagan tell the story about the "boys of Pointe du Hoc" during the 40th anniversary celebration of D-Day. The cameras showed the cliffs. The movie The Longest Day showed the cliffs. There is no way to appreciate what those men did until you have stood there and looked at what they climbed. It is hard... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we walked these cliffs, it is so hard to imagine how anyone of the allied forces survived scaling these cliffs. Post du Hoc was of concern to the Allies due to its artillery positions which could wreak havoc on Omaha and Utah beaches. So these 100 foot cliffs needed to be scaled in order to disable the German guns... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic battlefield of Pointe du Hoc is easily accessible and open to all to walk around. Clearly well maintained and cared for. You certainly appreciate the courage and dedication of the US Army Rangers called upon first to brave the amphibious landing, then climb the cliff face, assault the German position and finally hold it for two days against... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never knew of Pointe du Hoc. What a sad thing!! So much history here and so much remains, bunkers and mortar holes. Definitely worth the time to visit.

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Temecula, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most moving things your eyes will ever see. Bunker remains. Scarred land from bombs. Bullet holes in the concrete. Just incredibly emotional experience. Take you time to try and wrap your head around what you are walking/standing on. Couldn't help but get choked up about it. My only regret about this part of my trip to France... More 

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