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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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Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
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+33 2 31 51 62 00
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"du hoc"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second visit to Pointe du Hoc. I'm still blown away by how well preserved it seems with the bunkers and craters everywhere. It's almost as if that little peninsula has been kept in a time warp. You get a better feel for...More

Thank Nate R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pointe du Hoc is a definite must see when in the region. The grounds are well done and accessible to visitors. Well preserved areas of the assault and history of the people. Well done.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You can take the walk in little under 15 minutes, but you'll probably want to stay for longer. The site is well preserved and probably takes you as close to the 1944 landings as you can get. But on busy days, the place can be...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This site shows the challenges faced by a small group of US Rangers assigned the task of taking a gun emplacement on D-Day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth to visit. The views from the cliffs show what a bravery it took for the soldiers to achieve the success. Very easy parking. Site is free of charge.

Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not "gentrified" at all, the area is still pockmarked by bomb craters, littered with concrete bunkers and ruins. Walkable on gravel paths, it was surprisingly popular with French families on a holiday. Ample free parking with one rather nondescript building.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This location was considered by the Allies to be crucial to the success of the US attack at Omaha Beach because the Germans had placed artillery at Pointe Du Hac which could rake the beach with shell fire. The site was considered by the Germans...More

Thank TravelerMike9999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On your way to Omaha beach make time to stop at Pointe du Hoc where the American Rangers climbed the cliffs to neutralise the German artillery positioned there. Without them the landings may not have been successful. The place offer an easy walk looking down...More

Thank Frederique J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pointe du Hoc, the point where cliffs meet the sea, men clawed their way up steep limestone cliffs to defeat the German battalion. Bunkers and demolished concrete pieces scattered around remind us of the fierce battle that took place. We had a perfect day and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure this is on your visit list. The site of the single most dangerous act of Dday. One the Germans thought was impenetrable. The scaring on the land is an incredible portrait of the power that can be used in such conflicts.

Thank Motisy
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MWK51
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
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SHANNON M
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
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