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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 yesterday via mobile

The local tourist information advised to go here, this as the site had not been repaired. As I had watch the film the longest day before we went I was very ware of what had happened and due to the lack of repair of the...More

Thank G.F. H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to go. Usa take care of this piace of history. I suggest to see the film bifore. It ' s all free. The you walk for about 1 hours through a Field alone the cast, with bunkers and Holmes on the gro und....More

1  Thank Monica M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well preserved, well presented and maintained it graphically tells the story of the US Rangers who fought bitterly to conquer this headland. There is ample parking available, everything is clearly marked. Very good!

Thank Ed_Wijninga
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The unique aspect of this site lies in the fact it feels like the activities occurred just yesterday. You get a sense of what it felt like to be in a war-torn area. And with that, great empathy and greater understanding of the human sacrifice....More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pointe du Hoc is the headland between Utah and Omaha beaches. It was a major German stronghold which had to be neutralized in order for the D-Day invasion to succeed. Walking out to the headland you encounter the remains of bunkers and huge bomb craters....More

Thank amarilloannie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Germany has this sort of remembrance culture - but rarely any of the many TV documentaries or any article is able to convey the difficulties the Allied forces faced in their endurance to roll back the Wehrmacht. Too remote, absract notes of a time long...More

Thank dbremser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walking tour even for seniors. The Pointe du Hoc Monument is a granite pylon that tops a bunker on a 100-foot cliff eight miles west of the cemetery. The tablets are written in French and English and stands alone. It honors soldiers of...More

1  Thank MaryannF650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've seen The Longest Day, or know anything about the landings here, then this location is a must-see. You get a real sense of the place, as there are shell holes studding the landscape, and you can still visit some of the bunkers. The...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place. Walking trough the bomb craters and watch the bombed bunkers is stunning. Must visit for history lovers!

Thank Kristóf Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very thought provoking but dont forget the German cemetery and note the differance, well worth a visit and very well kept.

Thank Mike S
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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