Travel by Condor Ferries to Cherbourg

As the gateway to the popular region of Normandy, Cherbourg is located at the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula and has it’s own charm and identity.

A Family Favourite

Mont St. Michel

Mont St. Michel, a world heritage site is a must see on your visit to Cherbourg. The Gothic-style Benedictine Abbey is perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to the powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany.

La Cité de la Mer, Cherbourg’s aquarium, allows visitors to explore the depths of the ocean, with human exploration as its main theme. The submarine section features the largest submarine in the world open to the public.

City Sights & Shopping

Holy Trinity Church

City Sights & Shopping

One of the oldest city sights in Cherbourg is the impressive Holy Trinity Church, with a very interesting and dramatic history dating right back to the early fifth century.

There is a wide selection of shops in Cherbourg, as well as several hypermarkets located just outside the town, where you will find low prices on a range of goods. Cherbourg is also host to a market every Thursday in the town centre.


Cherbourg Port

Cherbourg has a long maritime history, and is the setting for numerous boating events throughout the year. The city has a truly French culture, but features unique influences, including an Italian-style theatre. The arts are very important in the town, which is evident from the annual Cherbourg Film Festival, exhibiting foreign films not currently distributed in France.

Out & About

Statue of Napoleon

Cherbourg is home to several large and interesting museums. Among the most impressive is the Liberation Museum, housed in the fort on the Rontagne du Roule. Overlooking the harbour, the fort was the scene of bitter fighting during the liberation of Cherbourg in June 1944, following the D-Day landings.

The city’s oldest museum is the Natural History and Ethnography Museum, home to a collection by François-Henri Duchevreuil, an amateur archaeologist, including collections of shells and artifacts from Egypt, Asia and Greece.

Find Out More About Cherbourg

Cherbourg Tourism Website (Link opens in a new window)

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