Pointe du Hoc is a promontory with a 30m cliff overlooking the English Channel. During World War II it was the highest point between Utah Beach to the west and Omaha Beach to the east. The German army fortified the area with concrete casemates and gun pits. On D-Day (6 June 1944) the United States Army Ranger Assault Group assaulted and captured Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs.

Six French-made 155 mm howitzers dating from the First World War are set up on a plateau that ends abruptly in rocky cliffs.

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travelaxation (3 months ago)
It’s a really impressive, historically significant place! You get a lot of information about WWII.
Jason Miller (3 months ago)
I love the story of the bravery needed to climb this cliff in the midst of it all. The craters and bunkers are amazing to walk through. I remember looking at the nails in the wood and thinking about the Nazi who hammered it all those years ago. It's a historical marvel to walk though this place and can't be more highly recommended. I would use Bayeaux as your base for exploring all the beaches.
Troy Michalik (4 months ago)
Amazing place to visit. Take precautions, because it's windy! Fantastic walk through site with plenty of climbing and searching of bunkers, so wear good shoes.
Foodprints (4 months ago)
Despite the perfect weather, the atmosphere was heavy and solemn. The historical accounts of the battle and aftermath were detailed on various tablets on site, and one could almost hear the gunfire that once tore through the deadly two-day battle that killed and wounded hundreds of soldiers, including nearly two-thirds of the American landing force.
Evan Massie (4 months ago)
One of the better battery’s to visit. The views are amazing and between the remains of bunkers and shell impacts it gives you a better perspective of the challenges the allies overcame
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