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.
r. Vastel 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..
5 Rue des Halles F - 50100 Cherbourg
Prix Prices from : 49 €
Hôtel de La Croix de Malte is set beside the harbour at the town centre of Cherbourg. This family-run hotel provides a concierge and a ticket service, and the train station is only 350 metres away. With free WiFi access, the guest rooms are decorate..
131 rue du Val de Saire F - 50100 Cherbourg
Prix Prices from : 63 €
The Chimène Hotel is located less than 1 km from the ferries to Portsmouth, Poole and Ireland and a few steps from Cherbourg city centre, Cité de la Mer and the harbour. Private and closed garages are available for cars, motorbikes and bicycles. Gue..
42 rue de la Marine F - 50100 Cherbourg
Le Grand Hotel is located in Cherbourg city centre, on the border of Cherbourg Harbour, 1.1 km from Cherbourg Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Each room is in a simple style décor. Accessible by a staircase, they are equipped wit..
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.
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..
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.
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 ..
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.