Located between Omaha Beach and Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc is one of the key heritage sites along the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy.
Pointe du Hoc, a strategic element of the Atlantic Wall, was stormed by Colonel Rudder's Rangers on the morning of the 6th of June 1944 - D-Day. it proved to be one of the toughest battles to be fought during the Normandy Landings: of the 225 Rangers that began the assault, only 90 were still fit to continue their fight for France's Liberation.
The scars of the battle can still be seen to this very day. During your visit, you will discover an artillery battery, complete with its firing command post, casemates, shelters... Information panels on site.
The site is open for unaccompanied visits, free of charge.
The command post is open from 1st January to 31st March and from 1st November to 21st December from 10 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. and from 1st April to 31st October from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Download onto your smartphone via the "Pointe du Hoc" application (free and available on iTunes and Google Play).
This GPS application, designed to cover eleven tour stages and seven points of interest, offers an improved insight into this historic site.