Rendez-vous in Cherbourg, Cotentin !
Cherbourg in the Cotentin like you've never seen ! For the first time and exclusively you will discover the city bordered by the coast of La Hague, off the Channel Islands and east fishing villages of the Val de Saire to the east.
Cherbourg is essentially its port, port of departure to the New World. Cherbourg was, until the 1930s, the Mecca of emigration as evidenced by the still prestigious transatlantic ferry terminal now turned into a tourist, cultural, educational and scientific centre: The Cité de la Mer, a theme park dedicated to the great adventure of man beneath the sea.
Cherbourg was also the only mainland stop of the Titanic in 1912, 100 years after the most publicized sinking of the century, the Cité de la Mer opens a unique journey in France: ‘Titanic, Return to Cherbourg’. Among other things, you will relive the famous voyage of the Titanic through moving accounts of witnesses of the drama.
These are all good reasons to visit this city which was awarded the EDEN Awards in 2011 on the theme: "Tourism and reconverted Sites" and discovering an European tourist Destination of ExcelleNce in France without delay.
- Sea trips
- Highlight of the Day – Publisher Art Centre
- Italian theatre
- Cherbourg umbrella factory
- Viking ship "Dreknor"
- Emmanuel Liais Park and the Natural History Museum
- The public gardens of Cherbourg
- Nautical activities
Dates for your dairy in Cherbourg !
Many events are proposed in Cherbourg such as exhibitions, a boat show, the Solitaire du Figaro and various performances, but the major event of 2012 will undoubtedly be the unique journey "Titanic, Return to Cherbourg" which opened in April at the Cité de la Mer.
How to get there !
By train :
Railway station of Cherbourg (Terminus) - 3h from Paris Saint Lazare
By road :
From Paris : 360 km (3h30) A13 then N13.
From Rennes : 234 km (2h40) ’A84, N174 and N13.
By plane :
Cherbourg-Maupertus airport - Caen-Carpiquet airport (international flights via Lyon with Air France)
By boat :
Brittany Ferries : Poole-Cherbourg / Cherbourg-Poole ; Portsmouth – Cherbourg / Cherbourg-Portsmouth
Irish Ferries : sea links with Ireland : Rosslare-Cherbourg / Cherbourg-Rosslare
Celtic Link ferries Ltd : sea links with Ireland Rosslare-Cherbourg / Cherbourg-Rosslare
Contact and useful linksTourist Office of Cherbourg
Quai Alexandre III
Tél. 33 (0)2 33 93 52 02 - Fax 33 (0)2 33 53 66 97
The Cité de la Mer
Gare Maritime Transatlantique
Tél. +33 (0) 2 33 20 26 69