A visit to Cherbourg

A walk to discover the city of Cherbourg in the Cotentin

Cherbourg is not the first tourist destination of Normandy, however the city with its port has a certain charm. It's still a port in activity.

The biggest attraction of Cherbourg is certainly the city of the sea located on the port.

The city was the location of the famous Jacques Demy film "The umbrellas of Cherbourg".

Cherbourg can be the starting point to visit the amazing Cotentin peninsula.

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Duration: 4 h.

The dike

The dike
Cherbourg has the largest artificial dyke in the world. The dyke is about 3 miles long. The work was daunting and lasted more than 70 years.

The theatre

The theatre

The beaches

The beaches
You don’t come to Cherbourg for its beaches but there are some. They are located quite far from the city center.

Bridge on the port

Bridge on the port

The port

The port
On the port you can visit the city of the sea (Cité de la Mer in French)

The Jacques-Louise

The Jacques-Louise
Jacques-Louise is a former fishing trawler that you can visit on the port,

A pedestrian street

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A pedestrian street

View of Cherbourg

View of Cherbourg
The fort du Roule is on the top of the hill above Cherbourg. You can have a beautiful panorama of the city of Cherbourg. Next there is the Museum of Liberation which explains the importance of the port of Cherbourg during the Normandy landing.

The Abbey of the Voeu

 The Abbey of the Voeu
A former abbey
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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