Pointe du Hoc

Heavily defended by the Germans, this headland was an ideal post from which to survey the whole coast. It was here that the American troops landed on the dawn of 6 June 1944. A memorial in the form of a granite arrow on the edge of the cliff marks the spot and commands excellent views out to sea as far as the Cotentin peninsula.

Useful information

Address : 

14450 Cricqueville-en-Bessin


+33 2 31 51 62 00

Opening hours

visitor centre mid Apr-mid Sep: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, 25 Dec