The 1964 French musical film ''Les Parapluies de Cherbourg'', starring Catherine Deneuve, was filmed in Cherbourg. The front of the umbrella store used in the film is preserved at 13 Rue du Port. The sign over the door still says ''Les Parapluies de Cherbourg''.
An interesting maritime museum situated in the restored trans-Atlantic ship terminal. Visitors can explore an aquarium, an ocean diving exhibit, exhibits about the Titanic (which made one of its last stops at these docks) and a French nuclear submarine.
The picturesque château is only opened occasionally, however, the rambling gardens are open daily and free to access. It is a popular place for picnics and has a café that is sometimes open.
The hostel is a member of Hosteling International, so there will be an extra fee for non members (only a few Euros). The minimum age for the hostel is 18; there is no maximum age.
The mall here has a large Carrefour supermarket, which includes a large range of bread, cheese and Bordeaux wine for as little as €2.
Convenient to the train station (and 5 minutes walk to the old town) and good value. Some cheaper rooms with shared bathrooms.
Even if you don't go into the museum (or it is closed), the hill offer great views over Cherbourg.
Popular diner (with mostly French dishes) overlooking a square and the theatre.