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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 September 18, 2015

A lot of reviews talk about the fascinating history of this site and they are absolutely correct. I would just add 2 things - first, make sure you venture off the well traveled path around the site and look for entrances into any of the...More

Thank djm5280
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Our visit at Pointe du Hoc with Tom Sellen, was an awesome experience and one I will not soon forget. To see and even stand in the actual fortifications build by the German occupiers and gain a sense of what it must have been like...More

Thank Ioannisutah
Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is a must visit if visiting the Normandy Landing sites. They have huge parking lots with a short walk along well maintained paths to the headland where the US Rangers scaled the cliffs. The top of the cliffs are still natural scrub land with...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the various places where our American troops landed to battle the Germans just reinforced the sacrifices and bravery that our soilders displayed. Here you can see the German bunkers and see where the Allied forces bombed this area. You can also imagine the Rangers...More

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed September 16, 2015

New museum, well worth visiting the visitors centre. Brilliant short film telling the tales of the rangers who fought there. Enjoyed the wander around the area, looking from the view points and imagining how events may have been.

Thank 500tokyo
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a must for any history lover. In this place you see a land where nothing was disturbed since 1944. This means that there are huge craters and German bunkers all throughout the site. this site is free of access and you can visit...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed September 16, 2015

A must visit WW2 site on the Normandy tour, which unusually for this region, is free to enter and has very large accessible car parks. Aside from the historically unnecessary attack on this strongpoint due to the non existence of the guns, it is still...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2015

As part of our Normandy Beaches tour with Overlord we stopped here. Definitely go out and walk through all the bunkers. Such incredible history and the views are spectacular!

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

I have brought many friends to see Pointe Du Hoc over the years and each time there has been some form of improvement. Thus year was no exception. I strongly suggest anyone planning to visit the invasion beaches visit this site first. Walking around the...More

Thank rtcfix
Reviewed September 10, 2015

We took four rambunctious boys to see Pointe du Hoc and they had a great day. This is the site where the American Rangers scaled the cliffs to take the German battery there. There is loads of free parking and a nice interpretative centre on...More

Thank Tara K
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My traveling companion has had a stroke and walks slowly . A rolled walker is helpful for him. Will he be able to push this on the paths at this site? Are there hills for him to walk up or is it fairly flat?
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
Is this open to everyone at all times or is there a limit to when you can visit?
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