Cherbourg-en-Cotentin

Cherbourg is a port town at the north end of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, France.

10 things to do

All Places France



13 Rue du Port

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''.

SEE   —  Map

La Cité de la Mer

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.

SEE   —  Map


Château des Ravalet

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.


Auberge de jeunesse Cherbourg

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.



Carrefour supermarket

The mall here has a large Carrefour supermarket, which includes a large range of bread, cheese and Bordeaux wine for as little as €2.

BUY   —  Quai de l'Entrepôt

Hôtel de la Gare

Convenient to the train station (and 5 minutes walk to the old town) and good value. Some cheaper rooms with shared bathrooms.

SLEEP   —  10 Place Jean Jaures


Musée de la Libération

Even if you don't go into the museum (or it is closed), the hill offer great views over Cherbourg.


Fifty's Diner

Popular diner (with mostly French dishes) overlooking a square and the theatre.



Cafe du Port

All-day dining close to the water.

EAT   —  20 Quai de Caligny


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