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2 quai Alexandre III Cherbourg

Tel:+33 (0)2 33 93 52 02
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Cherbourg has been an important naval base since the 19th century and is still frequented by the French Navy today.  There is an industrial feel to this port that busies itself with ferries from England and transatlantic cargo ships.  To escape the madness head to one of the restaurants on Quai Caligny or the pretty market square, Place General de Gaulle.

For shopaholics, streets such as rue Tour-Carree and rue de la Paix offer a wide range of local products and international brands.  There are also some good museums, public parks, churches and abbeys worth investigating.  If there's time you may also want to explore the Cotentin Peninsula with its wild rugged headlands and long sandy beaches - the ideal spot for getting away from it all!

What to See - Cherbourg Attractions

Port Liberte
La Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg 50100
discover Cherbourg's bay and coastline onboard the Port Liberte
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 20 05 30

Chapelle Saint Germain
Rue de l'Eglise, Querqueville
a 10th century chapel and the oldest religious building in the Cotentin
| Opening Times: Open on certain designated days only | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 01 65 00

Musee de la Glacerie
Hameau Luce, La Glacerie Village,
situated in a renovated farm this musuem in an interesting insight local customs and traditions
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Easter - Jul (Suns & bank hols); Jul-09 Sep: daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 20 33 33

Roudoux Lakes
off the RN13 to Sauxmesnil,
offer pedalos, trout fishing, riding, walking and cycling
| Admission charge

Jardin Public
Avenue de Paris, Cherbourg 50100
pleasant gardens with a pond, ducks, cave, riverů...
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee Airborne
14 rue Eisenhower, Ste-Mere-Eglise
a museum that commemorates Allied forces that landed in 1944 on Normandy beaches
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Feb-Nov | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 41 41 35

La Cite de la Mer
Gare Maritime Transatlantique, Cherbourg 50100
largest aquarium in Europe and its immense submarine
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 20 26 26

Ferme Musee du Cotentin
rte de Beauvais, Ste-Mere-Eglise
farm animals and a rural life museum
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep:daily; Feb-May & Oct:pms only | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 41 30 25

Musee Thomas-Henry
Rue Vastel, Cherbourg 50100
fine art works by a handful of Flemish painters and portraits by local artist, Jean Francois Millet
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 23 02 23

Musee de la Liberation
Fort du Roule, Cherbourg 50100
recalls the D-day landings and liberation of Cherbourg
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Sep: Mon, Sat, Sun pms; Oct-Apr:Wed-Sun pms | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 20 14 12

Musee Regional du Cidre et du Calvados
rue du Petit Versailles, Valognes 50700
discover Normandy's favourite local tradition of cider and calvados making
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 40 22 73

Parc Emmanuel Liais
rue Emmanuel Liais, Cherbourg 50100
picturesque botanical gardens

Hotel de Beaumont
rue du Versailles, Valognes 50700
a blend of different architectural styles sports this aristocratic mansion complete with French style gardens
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jul-15th Sep + Easter weekend | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 40 12 30