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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 2 weeks ago

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 December 11, 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 December 7, 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 November 24, 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 November 21, 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 November 13, 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
Thank Sean M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Pointe du Hoc is an important stop on the beaches of Normandy. It is one of the few places where you can really see, feel and imagine what happened in June 6, 1944 the D-day. As you start walking towards the cliffs, you see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Doron N
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

So well preserved. Understated but poignant. Children loved it as did the adults. Most spectacular views and most extraordinary history. Also one if the few free things to do.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annawJ8034VW
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely memorial to the Army Rangers who scaled the cliffs to take out the German guns atop the point du hoc. The site has been left as it was after the battle. You can go inside the bunkers and see the craters...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C8581YGkatrinab
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The cliff top, sea side location is lovely. Sheep meander the site as tourists wander through. There are information boards and lookouts perched atop a couple of the bunkers. The number & size of the blast craters within this property is incredible. There are relatively...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 1, 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
March 25, 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