Best Things To Do in Cherbourg, France

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  • La Cite de la Mer: A historical Oceanarium with a titanic exhibit and submarine displays that brings back golden maritime memories. It should definitely be a ‘must visit’ place on your itineraries.
  • The docks, adjacent to the ferry terminals where Titanic made one of its last halts before sinking.
  • Chateau des Ravalet: A chateau in Tourlaville with exquisite landscapes, perfect for pinics.
  • Musee de la Liberation: One of the places to visit is this tiny museum of Liberation, which exhibits life during and after the World War times.


  • Guided visits of the Urban Community of Cherbourg: A visit around the urban community of the Cherbourg town with experienced Tour guides approved by the ministry of tourism. More information can be acquired at the office of Tourist information at Cherbourg.
  • Train Touristique de Cherbourg: Address-Cite de la Mer, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France. A little joy ride on the tourist train.

Below we have a list of things to do in Cherbourg and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Cherbourg getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Cherbourg with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Cherbourg

Here is the list of things to do in Cherbourg and tourist attractions in city.

  1. La Cite De La Mer

    4.2 (381 Votes)
    La Cite De La Mer


    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 streamlin...Read more
  2. Airborne Museum

    4.7 (295 Votes)
    Airborne Museum


    The Airborne museum, located in Sainte-mere-Eqlise, is dedicated to the memory of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions that landed in Normandy, on the night of 5th June hours before the Allied landings. The museum was first opened in 1962, with major share of collections and exhibits donated by the townspeople and veterans of 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. It currently has more than 4500 a...Read more
  3. La Maison Du Biscuit

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    La Maison Du Biscuit
    La Maison du biscuit is one of the last traditional biscuits maker from Normandy. Continuing an age-old family tradition since 1903, the biscuit factory produces home made cookies and biscuits of highest quality. The site offers an excellent mix of French and non-French products. The shops are well decorated with a street decoration in the pre-war style to welcome you to the traditional old wor...Read more
  4. Phare De Gatteville

    Light House

    Phare De Gatteville (The Gateville lighthouse) is the second largest lighthouse in France, standing 75m high. This iconic lighthouse has as many steps as days in a year, as many windows as weeks and as many levels as months in a year. 11,000 granite blocks weighing 7,400 tons were used in the construction of this lighthouse. You have to climb 365 steps to reach the top of this incredible lighth...Read more
  5. Batterie D'azeville

    4.5 (182 Votes)
    Batterie D'azeville

    Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    One of the first buildings of the Atlantic wall in France, The Battery of Azeville is equipped with four powerful casemates equipped with 105mm Schneider guns. Spread over the Manchegan inland, The Battery is known for the battle on the night of June 5, 1944, when it came into action against the American landing at Utah beach. Battery and its undergrounds can now be visited independently with t...Read more
  6. Liberation Museum

    4.2 (222 Votes)
    Liberation Museum


    The Musee de la Liberation, is a mighty military museum which stands proudly on the Roule mountain, over Cherbourg. Over 117 meters above the sea level, this museum is dedicated to France’s second national order ‘Ordre de la Liberation’. It also depicts the role played by Cherbourg in WWII, as it was the first post freed from occupation and thus holds a significant historic im...Read more
  7. Chateau Des Ravalet And Park

    Park, Castle

    Chateau Des Ravaletis a Renaissance castle constructed in 1562 in department Manche in Normandy. The magnificent castle has been renovated over the years, and now, it is one of the most visited locations of Cherbourg. The Renaissance Park has also witnessed restoration and redesigning, specially the greenhouses which have many exotic plants and trees, was redesigned during 1872-1875. Surroundin...Read more
  8. Parc Emmanuel Liais

    Museum, Outdoors, Garden, Park

    Parc Emmanuel Liais,is a remarkable garden in Cherbourg, France. One of the most secluded and exotic parks of the city, is famous for its surprising and exotic botanical heritage. You get to walk through a tropical rain forest, cross a desert cactus to reach a temperate tropical greenhouse, Highlights and must sees include: Museum Emmanuel Liais a cabinet of curiosities with amazing specimens ...Read more
  9. Ferme-musee Du Cotentin

    4.3 (217 Votes)
    Ferme-musee Du Cotentin

    Museum, Exhibition

    Ferme-Musee Du Cotentin of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, preserves the rural and agriculture heritage of the region and works to enhance the living heritage, plants and animals. The site is located close to the landing beaches; you can walk through the farm park and its local breed animals from Island cows and Jerseys to Norman rabbits and Cotentin hens. A visit to the goat farms, the farm museums and or...Read more
  10. Jardin Botanique Du Chateau De Vauville

    Garden, Botanical Garden, Nature

    Jardinbotanique du chateau de Vauville (Botanical garden castle Vauville) is a private botanical garden located on the grounds of the chateau de vauville near Beaumon-Hague. Created in 1947 by Eric and Nicole pellerin, the botanical garden of Vauville is home to over 500 species of the southern hemisphere, which gives a subtropical atmosphere around the castle. Consisting of trees and shrubs, e...Read more
  11. Basilique Sainte-trinite

    4.2 (329 Votes)
    Basilique Sainte-trinite

    Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    The Basilique Sainte-Trinite (Basilica Holy Trinity) is a religious gothic building located in Cherbourg and is one of the oldest monuments of the city. It is a well-maintained place of worship that deserves a visit from the admirers of art and architectural techniques. It is a place that mixes architectural beauty with décor and original etchings. The interior has rich religious furnish...Read more
  12. Le Pere Mahieu

    4.7 (111 Votes)
    Le Pere Mahieu


    Le Pere Mahieu is a picturesque apple orchid and cider farm in the heart of Normandy, on the way from Cherbourg to Barnville. You’ll find some of the finest apples and cider and almost all the other products that we can possibly get from apples. The place also provides ample opportunity to taste a good range of pure juice, fortified pommeau, unpasteurised Cider and Calvados. Visitors are ...Read more
  13. Musee Regional Du Cidre

    4 (107 Votes)
    Musee Regional Du Cidre


    Musee Regional du cidre (The regional cider museum) was built in 1480 in the house known as the Grand area. The museum aims to preserve and exhibit a set of tools and objects that represents the cider production at the site. You can witness the entire process starting from harvest to the consumption of the beverage at final stage. The monument was used as barracks from 1733 to the late 19th cen...Read more
  14. Jardins En Hommage A Jacques Prevert


    Jardins En Hommage A Jacques Prévert (Gardens in tribute to Jacques Prévert) was created to pay homage to the poet in 2004. The garden is a tribute to his wife and his friends who planted their trees there. In 1971 Jacques Prévert and his wife bought the house at Omonville near the cemetery where they rest and their only daughter died accidently. Jacques Prévert used...Read more
  15. Musee De L'eau-de-vie Et Des Vieux Metiers


    The museum of Eau-de-vie and ancient crafts, houses a spectacular collection of old tools, old machines and valued instruments. The copper stills and hot water bottles present at the site reveal all the secrets of the distillation of Calvados. Here you can discover how the cider and calvados were made between the 16th and 20th centuries. Located at the heart of Valognes, in a former grand hotel...Read more
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  • I live in Canada and would like to rent a car at the ferry terminal in Cherbourg is this possible Thankyou

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