La Cite De La Mer

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100Cherbourg-Octeville, France
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-233202669
  • Ticket Price: 18 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, History Museum, Observatory, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Observation Deck, Specialty Museum

La Cite De La Mer - Review

La Cite De La Mer is a maritime museum in Cherbourg city of France. Built in 1933, this marvellous museum tells the tale of Man’s adventure under the sea. The museum is located in the Cruise terminal of Cherbourg, and was reopened in 2002 as a scientific and historical museum. One of the major attractions of La Cite De La Mer, is the Titanic exhibition, dedicated to the majestic streamliner and its entire journey from its inception to destruction.The Redoutable, French Navy’s first SSBN submarine is kept here, which makes it the world’s largest submarine in the world open for public exposition. You can also listen to the Captain of the submarine talking about his life on board and sharing his experiences. The museum also has a 10 metres high and 8 metres wide, cylindrical aquarium, which displays the successive marine life forms in order of the depth at which they exist. There is a fascinating underwater expedition for the visitors, inside a digitized building. Highlights and must sees include:

  • Titanic, return to Cherbourg
  • The Redoutable
  • Great hall for temporary exhibitions
  • Abyssal Aquarium

La Cite De La Mer Information

  • For safety reasons, children below 5 years of age are not allowed to visit Le Redoutable submarine.

La Cite De La Mer Ticket Prices

  • Children from 5 to 17 years:  EUR 13
  • 0 to 5 years (accompanied by an adult with a ticket): Free

How To reach La Cite De La Mer by Public Transport

  • By train to Paris St-Lazare station/ Caen/ Cherbourg by Corail Intercity train.
  • By Ferry: From Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Caen or Saint Malo, From poole to Cherbourg.

Restaurants Near La Cite De La Mer

  • Le Quai des Mers
  • Japan Sakura
  • Le Raz Blanchard

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  • La Cite De La Mer Address: Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100Cherbourg-Octeville, France
  • La Cite De La Mer Contact Number: +33-233202669
  • La Cite De La Mer Timing: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • La Cite De La Mer Price: 18 EUR
  • Best time to visit La Cite De La Mer(preferred time): 09:30 am - 01:30 pm
  • Time required to visit La Cite De La Mer: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting La Cite De La Mer

  • 95% of people who visit Cherbourg include La Cite De La Mer in their plan

  • 89.2% of people start their La Cite De La Mer visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see La Cite De La Mer

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94.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Cite De La Mer

People normally club together Basilique Sainte-trinite and Parc Emmanuel Liais while planning their visit to La Cite De La Mer.

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La Cite De La Mer, Cherbourg Reviews

  • Had a great day out. La Redoubtable sub was our main reason to visit and we were not disappointed. 18€ per adult which had 4 exhibits. Walking into the depths was a laugh and worth the 50 minutes, there was an exhibition of the Titanic with some explanations in English and the aquarium was fun. Fantastic place for families.

  • It is oké. Not as exciting as everyone seems to shout it. Very much information. If you want to know everything about diving and history, this is the place. But it is to much information for something with (young) kids. The submarine tour is something you must do!

  • Simply one of the best aquariums I have ever been to. There is lots to see here and you will have to spend a while to get round everything. It was very helpful that everything was also in English as (obviously) I am. Would highly recommend!

  • Can spend the whole day here. Your admission covers audio guide and tour of first French nuclear submarine. Quite interesting. Also get to tour the aquarium. It's not the best for fish displays but good. Spends a lot more floor space on the exploration and ecology of the oceans. Finally there is the titanic museum. Very well done with more information than you'd ever thought possible. Highly recommend it. Be sure to get your discount coupon from the Tourist Information office next door

  • Génial pour tout les ages. La visite du sous-marin nucléaire est unique et vraiment à faire. Je conseille la visite vivement à tous ceux qui veulent apprendre sur la découverte et l'évolution des explorations sous-marines.

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