La Cite De La Mer, Cherbourg

Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 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
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About La Cite De La Mer, Cherbourg

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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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

  • 88.54% 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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94.04% 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

  • Great day spent here, there is so much to see. The submarine tour is jaw dropping. The sub was terrifyingly powerful. While the Titanic exhibition and the aquarium are informative. I just loved the huge sea turtle and the gigantic aquarium.

  • I had a great day out here, so many different things to do from touring the submarine to seeing the aquarium to looking at the titanic museum. I would highly recommend seeing this attraction if you are in the area.

  • Nice museum in the middle of the old Cherbourg-harbour. Permanent exhibition of a French nuclear submarine, one dedicated to the last voyage of The Titanic and a child-friendly adaptation of a deep-sea-experience.

  • The building is the old terminal for the large ocean liners of yesteryear. This in itself is a treasure. The old Titanic story is housed in a section which also overlooks the new cruise ship terminal. There is a full days visit here if you see all the attractions, the nuclear submarine is fascinating, the aquarium is full of fantastic creatures in large tanks. There are exhibits everywhere. This is well worth a visit.

  • Brilliant place to visit. Seeing the luggage hall where people who came into the railway station below, were checked before boarding trans Atlantic liners. The Titanic exhibition is amazing. The submarine which you can visit. All part of many fantastic attractions. Well worth the entrance fee.

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