Top Historical Places in Cherbourg

Are you looking to explore the history of Cherbourg through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Cherbourg including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Cherbourg. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Cherbourg ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Cherbourg, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Cherbourg for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Cherbourg with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Batterie D'azeville

    Tags: 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
  2. Chateau Des Ravalet And Park

    Tags: 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
  3. La Batterie Du Roule

    Tags: Outdoors, Observatory, Monument

    Located mid slope on the side of Roule, La BatterieRoule (The Battery of Roule), has 4 bunkers for 105mm cannons, a firing post.  A trek to the heart of the mountain Roule, leads to discovery of this picturesque environment where you will discover a part of fortification dug during World War II. The purpose of the underground fortification was to protect the largest artificial harbour of C...Read more
  4. Fort De Querqueville

    Tags: Historical Site, Fort

    Fort de Querqueville, is a fort built in 18th century by Louis XVI, during his trip to Cherbourg in 1789. The well preserved chamber casemated Fort de Querqueville is the only existing fort of Marcouf islands in Cherbourg, because of the altered operational and fundamental importance of the Homet and Pelee islands. Apart from the defences offered by the safe, ‘Artillery polygon’ is ...Read more
  5. Abbaye Du Voeu

    Tags: Church, Monument

    Abbaye du Voeu (Abbey of the Vow) is an ancient religious building founded in 1145, by Queen Matilda, granddaughter of William the conqueror. Ever since it was raised, the abbey of the vow has had a troubled history. It has reborn from its ashes several times: damaged repeatedly during the hundred years of war. The site has many interesting relics and elevation, with works since 13th century re...Read more
  6. Fort De L'ile Pelee

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Fort

    The fort of L’lle Pelee is a military structure of the English channel of Querqueville, a part of the town of Cherbourg. The construction work for the fort began in 1779 on the site of a former small fort at the Peleeisland and was completed in 1784. The fort had three casemated batteries, which could accommodate 108 guns of large calibre, including 14 mortars and 84 pieces of, cannon fir...Read more
  7. Parc Du Chateau De Nacqueville

    Tags: Park, Castle

    Parc Du Chateau De Nacqueville (Lovely castle and park) is hidden in a coastal green valley located at the end of Cotentin peninsula in Normandy. The Castle’s construction work began in 1510, with its granite walls and stone roofs; the castle is characteristic of the mansions of Cotentin. This 16th century castle is set in a beautiful English landscape park famous for its rhododendrons an...Read more
  8. Manoir De La Coquerie

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Monument

    Manoir de la Coquerie (The manor of the galley) is a historical mansion owned by the city of Querqueville. A beautiful building of the sixteenth century, it has retained fortified elements and presents a plated renaissance decoration on previous buildings. A large courtyard, made of shale and sandstone of the country, surrounds the building. The frames of most berries are made of limestone and ...Read more