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Address: Pointe du Hoc | Calvados, 14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France
Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 62 00
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The location of the site where a group of American soldiers undertook the...

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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We had a good time visting Pointe du Hoc. Amazing that a group of Army Rangers scaled the cliffs here. There are plenty of German structures to see and many craters remain from... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good time visting Pointe du Hoc. Amazing that a group of Army Rangers scaled the cliffs here. There are plenty of German structures to see and many craters remain from US bombing. Out kids enjoyed descending into them. Plan on a hour or two of exploring the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing to see the cliffs that the soldiers had to be scaled just to reach the battery. Simply humbling.

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Fairmont, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you will be traveling through the region and have some time, this is a must see. The site is awe inspiring to say the least. The access to the site is amazing, you can crawl in and around just about everything. If you need a guide to sort it all out, there are dozens of services available. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's important to take in as much of the background about D-Day while you are in Normandy. Pointe du Hoc is an essential part of that history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was hard to get my head around when you know the story and see the bumkers and the craters from the bombs, and the cliffs they scaled. Then the monument where Reagan said "Tear down those walls" . This is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop to visit. Parking available. Amazing history. Beautiful views. A must see. Easily accessible from main routes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you really want to appreciate Pointe du Hoc, you should read a book such as The Boys of Pointe du Hoc by Douglas Brinkley before going. He describes the rigorous training that the rangers had to undertake before the attempt to scale the cliffs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited this location twice now. Once in 2010 and once in 2014. It is amazing to think the rangers scaled the cliffs and took the location. (even though the guns they were looking for had been moved) The bomb craters show how amount of bombing sustained there. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very emotional visit to this historical location with a tour group! It did indeed brings everything to life! The US Rangers suffered tremendous casualties in overtaking the German forces here during the Normandy Invasion! Can't imagine that day in hell that they spent there! There are still German fortifications there. Expect to walk to see everything. Beautiful views from here!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to see this place to appreciate just how seemingly impossible it was to for anyone to succeed in an assault of this fortified position. Truly amazing and well Worth a visit.

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