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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
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Reviewed April 2, 2016

If you've watched Saving Private Ryan, these are the cliffs where that is based. The site itself is well managed and left fairly natural. It also has an air of respect surrounding it all. We chose it as a place the whole family could visualise...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed April 1, 2016

At Pointe du Hoc it was certainly easy to see the task of the American Rangers who had to climb up to the German gun emplacements. It was a seriously hard assault. A lot of men gave their lives. The German concrete emplacements have been...More

Thank Trish M
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Pointe du Hoc is a promontory that was scaled by US Army Rangers during the battle of D DAy. Their mission was to take out Nazi gun emplacements....they didn't know that they had been moved inland prior to the invasion! What remains today are the...More

Thank spikoulos .
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Authentic experience among the bunkers and cliffs that marked history. In March (the time of our visit), warm clothes are warmly encouraged!

1  Thank Niccolò B
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

A very different day. An emotional roller coaster as we came to understand the inner workings of the allied invasion of Normandy. I cried....I rejoiced...And most of all contemplated .....What all if this means to the world as we now know it....the amazing sacrifice of...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Went with friends here trying to check out different areas of Western France. We went at the sunset which I would highly recommend. Seeing all of the WWII bunkers were interesting and a cool insight into what the war was like. But the view of...More

Thank yougottadigdeep
Reviewed March 26, 2016

It is one of the most emotional place of our trip of the D-day sites. The site is naturally beautiful, and through the rests of bunkers and the impacts of the bombs I had a strange feeling, this sad side of history gave the feeling...More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Easy parking at the visitor's center led to an easy walk to the site. Absolutely incredible to see the bomb craters and old bunkers on the cliff. It's hard to imagine what those Army Rangers had to accomplish, and you are even more in awe...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a very accessible site, but also very exposed - especially right up on the cliff tops. The views over the channel are superb and looking over the cliff face just illustrates what was undertaken in the raids. The structures are functional and eerie...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place! Bomb craters 30ft deep, working lights in the bunkers, great views to the beaches below and to Omaha. Museum is small but perfectly formed.

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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