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  • 1 North Coast Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 2 Cité de la Mer Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    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)..

  • 3 Emmanuel Liais Park

    Nature and gardens

    1 r. de l’Abbaye (entrée r. de la bucaille) F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville

    An attractive park famous for its tropical plants, courtesy of the Gulf Stream, it was created by the naturalist and astronomer Emmanuel Liais (1826-1900).

  • 4 Thomas-Henry Museum

    Museums and art

    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 Roule Fort

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue Étienne-Lecarpentier F - 50100 Cherbourg

    This fort, which dates from the 19 C, crowns the summit of the Roule mountain (height 112m). An attractive panoramic view over the town, the maritime station, the Arsenal, the immense spread of water for the roads (1,500 hectares) and the dykes that ..

  • 6 Church of Notre-Dame

    Religious buildings

    4 r. Henri-Amiard F - 50000 Saint-Lô

    Two towers have been preserved as they were following the liberation of the town. They are evidence of the violent deluge of fire and steel which assaulted Saint-Lô. On the lower side a small museum has collected objects found in the rubble. There is..

  • 7 Church of the Trinity

    Religious buildings

    F - 50100 Cherbourg

    Supported by solid flying buttresses this Church in the flamboyant style rises up near to the Place Napoleon.

  • 8 Museum

    Museums and art

    19 ter r. Bonhomme F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville

    Collections of shells, mammals and birds assembled from 1830. Stones, statuettes, musical instruments and weapons are representative of the five continents.

  • 9 Military port (Arsenal)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 50115 Cherbourg

    The military port and the naval construction management are specialists in the construction and housing of submarines. The national maritime service carries out public service obligations there controlling traffic at sea and fighting against pollutio..

  • 10 Rade de Cherbourg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Cessart F - 50100 Cherbourg

    A trip by boat, from the Epi (small old auction house) lets you discover Napoléon's « pyramid »: the central fort on the long dyke as well as the « Moeris Lake » (military port). The quays are adorned with lights designed by Yann Kersale (L'Amarrée),..

  • 11 Museum of the Liberation

    Museums and art

    Fort-du-Roule - montée des Résistants F - 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville

    At the same time both a place of memory and a centre for documents, this museum recalls the period 1940-1944 passing from shadow (the exodus, the occupation, the propaganda war) to light (the Allied landing, Liberation, reconstruction of the port).

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