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Pointe du Hoc

Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting place to visit and it gives a new perspective on the rangers assault on D-day. Don´t forget to bring water if it´s a hot day, no drinks are sold here.

Thank Anders B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even if you don't know the history, this place is fantastic. It's a huge German gun emplacement and observation post. It's littered with huge bomb craters that you can climb into. There are plenty of remaining bunkers that you can enter. Beautiful views of the...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the actions on 6 June 1944, the assault on the Pointe du Hoc was one of the toughest and resulted in high casualties, men climbing cliffs on ropes that the Germans were cutting and firing down onto. The site has been well preserved,...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach. It is an interesting site. The little museum there has a great D-Day film shown on 9 screens. It is a good film and thought-provoking experience.

Thank dmcca132
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked really beautiful in the sunset. Lots of space for the children to run around. The bomb craters were very large !

Thank iz22bee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite an eye opening visit here. Great views along the coast and quite a large section to visit. It really hits home what happened on d-day and you can actually pictures the troops landing on the beach and climbing the cliffs to surprise the Germans....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Point du Hoc is a must see on the Normandy tour. It is very impressive to see the scale of what was accomplished on DDay and what our boys were up against. Highly recommend.

Thank Bindhi34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much history, and the whole area appears to barely have been adjusted or changed since the fighting stopped 73 years ago!

Thank Richard-Julie_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been 73 years at this point since US Army Rangers scaled the cliffs of Pont Du Hoc to silence guns that could threaten troops on the beach. The guns had been pulled back, but a classic bloody action ensued with the Rangers holding their...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable visit to the Pointe du Hoc on 6th June 2017 Lots to see, weather was a bit windy but lots of little areas where you can go to read the stuff out of wind. We didn't get into the visitors centre as...More

Thank Marianne B
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My traveling companion has had a stroke and walks slowly . A rolled walker is helpful for him. Will he be able to push this on the paths at this site? Are there hills for him to walk up or is it fairly flat?
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
Is this open to everyone at all times or is there a limit to when you can visit?
26 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