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Great views of Normandy

Worth taking the time to find this place. Usually locked, but outstanding vista behind the chapel... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
David S
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Durham UK
The defenders of Hill 314....

The small town of Mortain seems to be nothing more that a small dot on a map, but in 1944 it was... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Fire153Swindon
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Swindon
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Rue de la Petite Chapelle, 50140, Mortain, France
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Worth taking the time to find this place. Usually locked, but outstanding vista behind the chapel - on a clear day you can see Mont St Michel - 50 kms. Poignant memorials to US forces who held the town Aug 1944.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Absolutely stunning views from the Chapelle, although not open all the time the history from 1944 is well detailed as you walk this site.

1  Thank Ray J
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The small town of Mortain seems to be nothing more that a small dot on a map, but in 1944 it was the scene of a fierce battle between the US 2nd Batallion, 120th Infantry Division and the German 2nd SS Panzer Division. Of the...More

3  Thank Fire153Swindon
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit. The view is amazing. sadly the view was what the americans needed during world war two, they knew it was of major importance for them to hold the position and prevent the germans from taking it. You can...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A very historic setting reflecting on the area's role in World War Two. Some reviews comment on the rough access - apart from the viewpoint behind the chapel the path is suitable for proms and wheelchairs. Make sure and visit nearby hill 314.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 22 June 2017

You must go here. It is a bit of a walk, but the path is paved and very shaded (went in June). It is a somber place when you realize you are walking on a battlefield as well. Many American soldiers died here in August...More

Thank Charlie N
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went here because of the WWII significance. This was where the main German counter-attack was stopped in Normandy. The hill was held by an outnumbered and outgunned American force that was completely surrounded. Only when we arrived did we find out about this chapel...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The walk from the car park (not too far) to the memorial to the gallant americans who fought and died around the chapelle and the magnificent views over the lower area of la Manche are worth a visit for anyone. It isn't Disneyland but it...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This quaint little church is a must see and is easy to get to a great example of it kind close to the town centre is very easy to access

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Ideal for a walk to blow the cobwebs away in a Sunday. Rocky ground so wear stout shoes. The view is amazing

Thank olivia d
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