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Pointe du Hoc

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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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14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the few sights in Normandy where the violence of the landings is still visible on a large scale. Point du Hoc was a strategic point in the German Atlantic Wall that was taken by the American 2nd Ranger Battalion. The site...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KLBTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

All of the landing beaches and important villages should be a stop for Allies visiting Normandy, Pointe du Hoc and the gun implacements and bunkers to be found along the north coast are terribly moving. Yes, the finest generation. The well one you get in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank whipwyatt
Reviewed 5 days ago

When you stand on the platform at this location, and look at the slope of the cliff that had to be scaled by the small group of highly trained men who had to secure this promontory under German fire, you cannot help but be moved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Francoise-S-11b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museums are important for documenting past events, but visiting a site which includes armaments and craters conveys a special dimension to the understanding of the Normandy Beach events. From the extensive car park there is a defined path to the headland area, and then it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 1 January 2019

A great place to visit while in Normandy to hear the story of the Rangers that secured the point during D Day. The security going into the visitor center seemed unnecessary, or over done, as there is not much to see inside other that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josh S
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

There is a great walking path hear in which you walk around the top of the cliffs. You can see the German defenses as well as all of the massive craters created from the shelling. All along there are signs. But what is most impressive...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Stwar
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is one of the few sites that where actual battles took place. The bomb craters are still there as well as some of the gun emplacements. Best of all--it is free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The site overlooks both Omaha & Utah beaches where Americans landed 6/6/44. Its command of these landing sites made it a primary target for bombardment, and the craters around the German bunkers abound. The sacrifice of Army Rangers who scaled these cliffs; took command of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CrankyRob
Reviewed 21 November 2018

One of the few sites that you can really see and feel the impact of what happened here. Massive bomb craters are still present from the most intensely targeted D-day site. The Rangers used rocket propelled grappling hooks and rope ladders to scale the cliffs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seattletraveler98107
Reviewed 13 November 2018

God bless the Rangers. Looking at the sheer cliffs with fortified bunkers and trying to imagine the bravery of the men who assaulted under fire and secured the point. Walking along the cliffs and seeing the giant craters from air and naval bombardment is staggering....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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24 January 2019|
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Response from anotherrebecca | Reviewed this property |
You can stay there as long as you want. The museum closes at 5 but we explored the pointe itself until it was almost dark. Great education for our son visiting living history!
1 May 2017|
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Response from paulandp0lly | Reviewed this property |
it's fairly flat but entrances to bunkers might be difficult also the paths are not tarmac, they are uneven. the visitor centre would be OK at the entrance for sure
25 March 2017|
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Response from GeorgesTravelling | Reviewed this property |
there is a little museum there but it's open grounds so if you went out of hours you'd still be able to see it, but I'm pritty sure when it is open its open too all