Musée des Rangers

Carentan
Normandy
Museums

The Musée des Rangers traces the historic acts of the elite US Rangers who took the Pointe du Hoc on D-Day. Specially trained for the D-Day Landings, the Rangers made an heroic assault and captured the Pointe du Hoc after scaling the cliffs with ropes and ladders. Discover the stories of these men through their effects, and objects and documents of their mission. There is also an 18 minute-long film at the end of your visit.

Places to visit nearby

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its beautiful cathedral.

Nearby attractions

Forgotten for the past 60 years, the Batterie de Maisy was an integral part of the German Atlantic Wall around the Utah and Omaha beaches.

Standing right at the tip of this rugged clifftop, the Pointe du Hoc Ranger Memorial was originally erected by the French in honour of the American Second Ranger Battalion.

See the other side of the devastation caused by WW2 at the La Cambe German War Cemetery which holds 21,140 German graves.