CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN

Site de la Pointe du Hoc

WW2 Sites

Captured on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 by Colonel Rudder's Rangers, the site was also one of key features of the German defensive fortifications. The site reminds us of what an artillery battery was like, with its firing command post, casemates and shelters. Information panels. Free site access, free of charge.
Download onto your smartphone via the "Pointe du Hoc" application (free and available on iTunes and Google Play).
Contact details

Site de la Pointe du Hoc

14450 CRICQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN

Phone : 02 31 51 62 00

Fax : 02 31 51 90 69

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Opening times

Free access all year long. Visitor Center open (movie) from April 15th to September 15th from 9am to 6pm. From September 16th to April 14th from 9am to 5pm.

Facility

Coach Parking

Visits

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Average time60 minutes -
Further informationFree access to the site all year round. -

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The Pointe du Hoc is managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission and is part of the A major site in the history of the battle of Normandy, the Pointe du Hoc was an area with one of the strongest German fortifications on the Norman coast during the assault by Colonel Rudder’s rangers on the morning of the 6th of June. Carefully preserved, this site shows visitors the layout of a battery of artillery (with its blockhouses, observation post, shelters, trenches and anti-aircraft platforms) all highlighting the intensity of the combat. Guided tours possible by applying to the Caen Memorial (p.17), incoming agencies (p. 9), regional guides (p. 6).