Visit the port city of Cherbourg

Visit the port city of Cherbourg

Located on the tip of the peninsula in Lower Normandy - recently named the most desirable region in Europe – the enchanting port of Cherbourg has many exciting sights for visitors to discover!

Take in the awe-inspiring wooded hillsides, cascading down into the harbour, and don’t miss Napoleon's stately monument, which stands proudly in the heart of the city. Napoleon is still highly regarded here, and his ashes were even returned to Cherbourg after he died.

The city has a rich maritime history; once France’s key port for the huge ocean liners that crossed the Atlantic and the Titanic’s very last port of call before it started the next leg of its fateful voyage.

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What to see in Cherbourg

What to see in Cherbourg?

Visit the interactive museum of Le Cité de la Mer, which features a decommissioned nuclear submarine, a Titanic exhibition, virtual underwater expeditions, and a cylindrical aquarium.

The Musée Thomas Henry showcases works by local artists, while the Musée de la Liberation tells the military history of Cherbourg.

Take an hour-long cruise around the harbour to see a number of abandoned fortifications or take a stroll through the Château de Ravalet Gardens.

If you wish to venture further afield, the cities of Caen and Rouen are within easy reach, whilst tours from Cherbourg to the stunning Mont-Saint-Michel are also available.

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