What to visit in Cherbourg
Must-see places in Cherbourg
La Cité de la Mer
Twenty years ago, La Cité de la Mer first opened its doors in the old transatlantic liner terminal. This completely unique place invites you to dive to the bottom of the ocean. You can visit the Redoutable submarine or relive the legend of the Titanic, which docked in Cherbourg before its tragic end. La Cité de la Mer has plenty of surprises in store, for a completely immersive experience.
To discover this treasure of military architecture, the best way is to head out to sea. Embark on one of the Hague à Part boats for an hour-long guided tour. You’ll find out all about the biggest artificial harbour in Europe. While you’re at the port, enjoy a drink on the terrace of Les Travailleurs de l’Amer, a brasserie with some great organic craft beers.
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
You can’t come to Cherbourg without visiting the umbrella factory. This famous Manche company has been operating in the town centre since 1800. You can visit the workshops and find out all about the iconic brand and its unique know-how, which is passed down from generation to generation. The factory is open for visits all year round, from Monday to Saturday (from 10 a.m. to midday and from 2 to 7 p.m.).