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Address: Cricqueville-En-Bessin | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00
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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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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux
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Private Full Day American Sector Guided D-Day Tour from Bayeux
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D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Round Trip

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Visit to Remember and Honor those that Gave ALL !!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's amazing to see the cliffs that the soldiers had to be scaled just to reach the battery. Simply humbling.

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

If you will be traveling through the region and have some time, this is a must see. The site is awe inspiring to say the least. The access to the site is amazing, you can crawl in and around just about everything. If you need a guide to sort it all out, there are dozens of services available. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It's important to take in as much of the background about D-Day while you are in Normandy. Pointe du Hoc is an essential part of that history.

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