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  • 1 North Coast of Cotentin 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

    Dive into a fascinating and deliberately interactive universe. The immense hall of the maritime railway station is today essentially given over to the Grande Galerie des Engins et des Hommes, dedicated to sea bed exploration. The exhibition space (1 ..

  • 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 Art 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 19C fort stands atop the Montagne du Roule (112m). Gorgeous panoramic view over the town, the maritime stations, the arsenal and the immense harbour (1 500ha). The fort houses the Musée de la Libération (Museum of the Liberation).

  • 6 Notre-Dame Church of Saint-Lô

    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 Cherbourg-Octeville's 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.

  • 8 Rade de Cherbourg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. Cessart F - 50100 Cherbourg

    A boat trip from the swing bridge or the Cité de la Mer is a chance to get to grips with the Europe's largest man-made harbour, a huge structure commissioned by Napoleon. The central fort on the sea wall, also known as "Batterie Napoléon", ..

  • 9 Cherbourg Museum of the Liberation

    Museums and art

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

    Both a place of remembrance and a documentation centre, this museum housed in the Fort du Roule charts the period 1940-1944, passing from shadow (exodus, the Occupation, propaganda) to light (the Allied landing, Liberation, reconstruction of the port..

  • 10 Cherbourg's 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.

  • 11 Cherbourg's 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..

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