La Cite De La Mer

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 89.83% 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

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

95% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Really great museum with beautifully presented aquariums and a good variety of sea life, and extraordinary opportunity to visit a submarine which does a great job of bringing the vessel to life. Whizzed through the Titanic exhibition but my better half said it was very evocative. Visited with our two and a half year old who really enjoyed the aquariums and the bouncy castles outside. Highly recommended for a three hour visit before catching the ferry back to England.

  • 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.

  • This was a good museum. We particularly enjoyed the submarine tour which was interesting and fun. All in English.

  • 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!

  • Great we had not a lot of time. There to explore what we did was really good.

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