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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 yesterday

They give it all to take the guns on these cliffs; well worth a visit to see first hand the very first landing in Normandy of the allies. Interesting bunkers and bomb craters to walk through.

Thank Kristopher M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don't bother going. Not dog friendly. We went to Grandcamp-Maisy instead and visited Maisy Battery. Dog friendly and great!

Thank Jaq1967
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had no idea what I would see at Point de Hoc. We had it on our list of sites we were going to visit while in Normandy, but at the last second it was taken off our tour's places to visit. Luckily we had...More

Thank Yaktam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the gun emplacements, bunkers and bomb craters leave little to the imagination as to what happened here its the exhibition and short film that truly brings it home. Take the time to go into the visitor centre, read the bios and watch the very...More

Thank sennockred
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is unbelievable. Seeing all those enormous craters from the bomb impacts will make you speechless. You cannot imagine that there were actual people there and had to live those horrific moments. The site is at the top of a huge cliff. The viewpoint...More

Thank Jetrotteleglobe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing to see all the craters still there from the bombings and the abandoned bunkers. I don't know how those men managed to climb those cliffs, let alone face the enemy when they got to the top and then advance. Incredible. You must include a...More

Thank trevorgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This battlefield has been left largely as it was after the troops moved on. Craters dot the landscape and bombed German fortifications remain in place. Visitors can walk into the bunkers and view things from the perspective of the Germans defending the coast. The same...More

Thank JBN1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On D-day, 175 US rangers scaled a 100 ft cliff, under fire and took this position to silence the cannons which weren't even installed. They held this position foe 2 days. Today you can tour the crater marked hilltop and see the bunkers. There is...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places where you get a sense of what the area really looked like during the war with bombed out bunkers, craters in the earth, etc. and where you can look out over the 100 foot cliff the 225 soldiers had to...More

Thank SheilaH19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really well organised and upon entry the story starts and takes shape. Don't forget to visit the centre to view a video of the battle.

Thank lestamunda
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1 May 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
25 March 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