Point du hoc

Point Du Hoc


From the American Cemetery continue along the coast to Point du Hoc - site of a daring raid by American Rangers who scaled the cliffs to attack a strategic German gun battery. You can see where the guns were and massive crater holes caused by the advance Allied bombardment - you also get panoramic views of the coast in both directions, this dominant position explaining why it was important that this battery was taken out early in the day.




Nearby at Grandcamp there is a small museum on the seafront road dedicated to the Rangers who took and held Point du Hoc.


Normandy Beaches
  1. Pegasus Bridge
  2. Grand Bunker, Ouistreham
  3. German Battery, Merville Sur Mere
  4. Canadian Memorial Centre, Juno Beach
  5. Arromanches
  6. German Gun Battery, Longues
  7. American Cemetery, Omaha Beach
  8. Point Du Hoc
  9. Utah Beach Museum
  10. U.S. Airborne Museum
  11. Dead Man's Corner
  12. German Cemetery, La Cambe
  13. British Cemetery, Bayeaux
  14. Caen Memorial
  15. Canadian Military Cemetery
  16. Falaise Pocket