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  • Address: Pointe du Hoc, France

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Pointe du Hoc

Being the highest point between Omaha and Utah Beaches, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc was an important location in the Atlantic Wall strategy of defense against the Allies. So on D-Day, it was an equally important target to overtake so that the liberation of France could proceed.

In what can only be described as old-school warfare, the the American Second Ranger Battalion climbed the 100-foot-high cliff to seize the weapons that could take out approaching Allied boats. It was an epic battle, but the Americans ultimately emerged victorious – albeit with significant loss of life. 

Today, the cliffside of Pointe du Hoc is the location of a monument to this battle, which was built by the French directly on top of the German bunker that was seized by the Americans. Unlike many of the WWII battle sites that have memorials or museums, this location has remained largely untouched since the battle that occurred here; visitors can still see the scars on the ground and it's easy to see why this was such an important stronghold. 

The World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument is about a half-hour from Bayeux on the way to the American Cemetery and Memorial, and should be a stop during any WWII battle sites tour in Normandy. Although the monument does have an inscription, it's best to visit with a tour guide to put the location as well as the battle fought here into context.

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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux, Bayeux, null
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour to American D-Day Beaches from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Explore Omaha Beach and gain insight into US soldiers’ role in World War II on this small-group half-day D-Day landing tour from Bayeaux. Visit key sites of ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.72
Full-Day D-Day Tour of Normandy from Bayeux, Bayeux, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Full-Day D-Day Tour of Normandy from Bayeux

June 6, 1944 forever changed the course of World War II — and of world history — when Allied forces launched a surprise attack on the Nazi-held Normandy ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $97.72
Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip, Paris, Day Trips
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Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Beaches Day Trip

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Take a poignant, memorable day trip from Paris to visit the Normandy battlefields and landing beaches of World War II. You'll visit famous wartime sites and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.87
Small-Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Landing Beaches Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Small-Group Normandy D-Day Battlefields and Landing Beaches Day Trip from Paris

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Discover the D-Day landing sites of World War II on this day trip from Paris to Normandy with a driver-guide. You'll visit Point du Hoc, Colleville-sur-Mer, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $222.59
Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Normandy Beaches Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

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Pay tribute to the soldiers who fought on Normandy’s World War II beaches on this afternoon tour to Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc from Bayeux. Visit famous ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.01
Private Day Tour to Normandy D-day Beaches from Paris, Paris, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Day Tour to Normandy D-day Beaches from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit the D-day beaches of Normandy and delve into France’s World War II history on this private day tour from Paris. Explore key WWII battlegrounds around ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,153.67
Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris by Minibus, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris by Minibus

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A minibus guided tour with only 8 participants especially designed to discover, in one day, landing beaches and sites of legend: Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.73
Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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Normandy Landing Beaches Guided Tour from Paris

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Tailor program to discover, in one day, landing beaches and sites of legend : Pointe du Hoc, Omaha Beach, Colleville American Cemetery, Arromanches with a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.87
D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Trip from Paris, Paris, Day Trips
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D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches Private Day Trip from Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy and gain insight into World War II history on this private day trip from Paris. Travel with a private guide to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.79
Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux, Bayeux, Day Trips
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Omaha Beach Half-Day Trip from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

If time is tight and you'd like to visit the Normandy beaches, this quick morning tour from Bayeux is the perfect choice to see the area's most important World ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.15

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