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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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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured this with the incredible advantage of a private guide. He set the stage with background information about the German defenders and the good luck and awesome bravery of the Army Rangers. To peer over the actual cliff they scaled was incredible. I'm so...More

Thank Martha Ann M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Truly inspring to learn and see what happened at this place on the morning of 6th June 1944. Lots of walking but a must visit. The concrete emplacements are all still in place and you can freely explorer the area.

Thank raserfamily
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

At the French coast in Normandy, there is not much to do and see but read about the landing of the allied forces. Ofcourse, a must to see and read about it when you are in Normandy, but if you have to choose we would...More

Thank Hanshja
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago

This site is a must visit if you are visiting the D-Day sites and the American Sector. You need a good 1-2 hours to walk round the circuit and do the site justice. Don't bother with a guided tour and payment - download the free...More

Thank Ferozeshah
Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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MWK51
2 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
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SHANNON M
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
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