Things to see and do - Cherbourg
Unmissable tourist sites
Cherbourg Travel guide
Cherbourg : Michelin's recommendations
A naval port as a result of its strategic location on the point of the Cotentin and with port roads almost always offering calm waters, Cherbourg also became a traditional staging post for transatlantic vessels, such as the Queen Elizabeth II and indeed the Titanic - numerous travellers embarked here before its fateful inaugural journey.
Tourist attractions Cherbourg : Things to see and do
Gare Maritime Transatlantique F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
As its name suggests the City of the Sea is a centre dedicated to all things maritime. The exhibition space (1500m 2/1800yd 2) is divided into two areas. The first, focusing on the Ocean and its treasures, houses an aquarium (more than 10m/27ft high)..
F - 50100 Cherbourg
The corniche road which skirts the North Coast of the Cotentin from Cherbourg to Barfleur, commands lovely views of the coast, particularly between Bretteville and Fermanville.
F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
This museum houses collections of paintings centred on the theme of Cherbourg and the sea. In the other rooms Art collections from the 15 to 19C. Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Murillo, Poussin, Rigaud are some of the highlights, in company with neo-cl..
42, quai de Caligny. F - 50100 CHERBOURG
"Located in the heart of the old town of Cherbourg, with a magnificent view of the harbour, Hotel de la Régence is the ideal place to stay for cross-channel travellers. Just a 5' drive from the ferry port and a 10' walk from the railway station ..
4 rue de l'église F - 50100 Cherbourg
Hotel La Renaissance is situated in the city centre of Cherbourg. Its rooms offer a view of the harbour or the sea and have free Wi-Fi internet access. All of the rooms have a flat-screen TV, a bathroom with bath or shower, a tiled floor and bathroo..
Allée du Président Menut F - 50100 CHERBOURG
The Marine Hotel Cherbourg Plaisance overlooks the marina, in a superb location opposite the Cité de la Mer maritime museum and a stone's throw from the town center. It is just 0.6 miles (1 km) from the Casino and 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from Cherbourg tr..
15 bis r. Notre-Dame F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
The very contemporary decor at the Pommier is original and cosy. Guests are served rather traditional French cuisine. Street terrace.
22 quai Caligny F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
This restaurant faces the fishing port but fresh fish is not the only thing on the menu! It is managed by a friendly, dynamic pair - he is in the kitchen and she works the restaurant floor. Le Vauban offers a menu based on recipes that are very much ..
32 Grande-Rue F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
Without worrying about the unforeseen (l'imprévu), the chef stocks up daily with fish - his speciality - from local producers. The cuisine is as fresh as can be. He is an enthusiastic painter, sometimes exhibiting his work.
39 Grande-Rue F - 50100 Cherbourg
The 'Pily' stands for Pierre in the kitchen and Lydie at front of house - and this restaurant really does benefit from the great partnership of this young couple. A nice modern restaurant totally focused on the quality of the ingredients to produce p..
40 quai Caligny F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville
A real seaside brasserie. Oyster bar on the ground floor and port views from upstairs. From this upper floor enjoy the spectacle of trawlers returning to harbour full to the brim with fish and shellfish. Delicious seafood cuisine.