Cherbourg is a town in Normandy, France which is well-known for its outstanding museums and a rich yet grim past. It is world famous for its large harbour. It also happens to be one of the last places that Titanic halted on its voyage before meeting its tragic fate.
Cherbourg’s history dates back to the Gallo-Roman period. But the city was mostly recognized after it became a fortress during Anglo-French wars. After railway was built and Napoleon arrived in 1858, the French submarines were built. The port was radically developed during the World War I and a transatlantic station has been built. By 1944, it became the most important port on the Earth. However, it was damaged in the World War II.
The city possesses a peculiar port with an enormous dyke that prevents waves from coming in which is one among many other tourist attractions. Cherbourg also has a large aquarium, number of beaches, museums, parks, gardens, religious constructions and restaurants offering traditional Normandy cuisine.
Cherbourg is an enigma in itself, but one of the must see places in your trip planner. After all, you would be mesmerized by its magnificent coastline, picturesque countryside of the Saire Valley, the beautiful peaks of la Hague and the intoxicating scent of the sea from where you can see the ocean liners crossing the transatlantic.