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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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  • Average1%
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“bomb craters” (135 reviews)
“the cliff” (79 reviews)
“german bunkers” (65 reviews)
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Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
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"bomb craters"
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"the cliff"
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"german bunkers"
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"army rangers"
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"gun emplacements"
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"craters left"
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"lunar landscape"
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"barbed wire"
in 18 reviews
"high cliffs"
in 9 reviews
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"du hoc"
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"omaha beach"
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"amazing site"
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"visitor center"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've seen it in Black and White News reels, in movies and in documentaries, but to see this is in person gives a true perspective. You can actually envision what the US Rangers faced when they came up on the beach and the heights they...More

Thank RamblinManfromGA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this site while on a Vantage river cruise in June 2018. This bluff, surrounded by cliffs and overlooking Omaha Beach, was one of the key features of the German defensive fortifications. It was captured on the morning of June 6, 1944 by U.S....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

- We wanted to see gun batteries with mostly intact bunkers during our Normandy visit. Non existing public transport makes it harder to reach this place. You need to have your own car to reach here. - This one has got visitor center as well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have read my other reviews you would know I am a history buff on ww2 so when I came here I was extremely excited and it was my every expectation and more! It is amazing how the shell holes are 7-10 feet deep!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I recently went on a trip through Normandy and this place was one of the highlights. We stopped here along a guided tour, and the story is absolutely incredible. One of my disappointments though (and sadly this can be said for most...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get a really good idea of June 1944 a visit to Pointe du Hoc is a must. As you start walking towards the cliffs, bomb craters are all around you. The landscape reminds you of a Moonscape, showing many of the holes caused by...More

Thank RockerDave
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pointe du Hoc is set atop a cliff with lovely seaside views of the surrounding area. There is an easy loop circuit from the carpark that covers the German bunkers and gun emplacements, many of which are still standing and can be explored, particularly the...More

1  Thank garetjax72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, this is a free site unlike many others in the area that charge a fee for not very much. It’s a poignant site, seeing all the huge craters puts into perspective what happened here. There are a lot of sites to explore and...More

3  Thank chowso
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

74 years after the battle for Point du Hoc you cant help but be amazed at the bravery and audacity of our WWII Vets! You can wander around the area, go in, climb through and on the German bunkers and gun emplacements to your hearts...More

1  Thank benton2569
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hands-on experience of a battlefield in Normandy. Of course the beaches don't retain much evidence of what happened there in 1944, but Point du Hoc is still littered with shell holes, bunkers, and trenches. You're allowed to walk around and through everything, easily imagining...More

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MWK51
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
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SHANNON M
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
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