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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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“bomb craters” (129 reviews)
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“german bunkers” (58 reviews)
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Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
+33 2 31 51 62 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pointe du Hoc was by far my and my husband’s favorite site on our full day tour. It is the most visually striking, with its ruined bunkers and pockmarked landscape. You can really see the devastation left here, even 70 years laters. There is also...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting site to visit as it is a little know part of the D-Day invasion. When you stand on the 90 foot cliffs and look down to the small beach the US Rangers had to land on and scale the cliffs...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Site where the American soldiers climbed the steep cliffs with ladders under the command of Colonel Ruder. There is quite a bit of walking here so not recommended for someone with limited mobility/difficulty walking long distances. Interesting to see the old German bunkers. Note: the...More

Thank MariWolfe929
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seventy years later, the damage inflicted by the Allies' bombs can be seen in the landscape and concrete rubble with twisted metal. Visitors can explore at their own risk, so it is possible to enter bunkers and walk down into the depressions in the earth...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Left with the shell craters still there, and the crumbling remains of the German bunkers. So much life lost and the guns had been moved inland. No idea how to sum up the bravery of men climbing cliffs by rope ladder to fight.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pointe du Hoc is a very exposed corner of France. High cliffs, pounding waves below, and a pretty relentless wind coming in off the English Channel. In June 1944 the Allied commanders believed it to be the site of a heavily fortified German gun...More

Thank Dick L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another interesting area. The bomb craters give you some idea of the ferocity of this battle. The visitor centre is a "must see."

Reviewed 20 October 2017

This point was one of our favorite places in exploring the D Day sites. This was such a strategic point for the Allies to take. The Germans could see Omaha Beach and Utah beach from this point. There are still some concrete German bunkers there...More

Thank EdwardsOklahomaCity
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was the first stop on the tour of Normandy. It was very interesting since there were still remains of observations bunkers which you can go in and gun pits along with huge craters from bombs. There is a small visitor's center near the parking...More

Thank Tinyte13
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was another meaningful and memorable part of our day touring the Normandy landing beaches that we weren't familiar with in advance, to think of what happened and to see the situations in which the soldiers fought and died was very impactful. Grass may have...More

Thank Michelle T
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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
26 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