Cherbourg is a small town with a lot of charm. You can discover a rare wine or unique souvenir while strolling Cherbourg’s open-air markets and fine boutiques. Be sure to sample the local dish Marmite Cherbourgeoise, a tasty fish soup. You will certainly get your seafood (and military) fix in Cherbourg. You’ll have the opportunity to explore a French naval submarine – the largest in the world open to the public. And make sure you visit La Cité de la Mer, a museum, aquarium and oceanographic center devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You might also want to venture out to Bayeux with its rich history going back centuries to see the famous Bayeux tapestry.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port of Cherbourg Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone CET (Central Europe Time) UTC/GMT +1 hour
Language The local language is French. Say hello in French: "Bonjour"
Currency & Shopping Euro (EUR) Shop for fine wines, French perfumes, and local trinkets.
Best Way to Get Around This is a walking city with cobblestone streets. Organized shore excursions are available for sightseeing.
Famous For Cherbourg is a city known for its nautical culture and rich history. Don't miss La Cite de la Mer, located on the site of the old transatlantic station.
Fun Fact #1 Cruise passengers rs will enjoy arriving to the historic Cherbourg Cruise Terminal, which still retains its original Art Deco features from the 20th century.
Fun Fact: Landmarks History buffs will want to visit the beaches where the Battle of Normandy took place. Nearby, Mont Saint Michel, the medieval monastery, is quite impressive.
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