A visit to Cherbourg

A walk to discover the city of Cherbourg in the Cotentin

Cherbourg is not the first tourist destination one thinks of when visiting Normandy, however the city with its port has a certain charm.

Cherbourg is not very suitable for walking, the distances are long and you walk most of the time along the main roads without interest. If you want to get out of the city center you have to take your car or your bike. The biggest attraction of Cherbourg is certainly the Cité de la Mer located on the port.

The city was the place of shooting of the famous film of Jacques Demy "Les parapluies de Cherbourg"".

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

Interest: ratingdisappointing (2 users)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

The comments

Inconnu09/06/2021 12:40:43 rating very disappointing

The longest artificial dyke in the world? Hum....how about the Dutch "Afsluitdijk"? 32 kilometers!

The digue

The digue
Cherbourg has the largest artificial dike in the world. The dike measures about 4 kilometers in depths of 15 to 20 meters. The work was titanic and lasted more than 70 years.

The theater

The theater

The beaches of Collignon

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The beaches of Collignon
One does not come to Cherbourg for its beaches but they do exist. They are located quite far from the city center.

Footbridge on the port

Footbridge on the port

The port

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The port
On the port you can visit the Cité de la Mer.

The Jacques-Louise

The Jacques-Louise
The Jacques-Louise is an old trawler that can be visited in the port, even if it is moored and no longer moves, you must have a good sense of smell to visit it.

A pedestrian street

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A pedestrian street

View on Cherbourg

View on Cherbourg
Going up to the top of the fort du Roule you can have a magnificent panorama on the city of Cherbourg. Next to the fort is the Liberation Museum which explains the importance of the port of Cherbourg during the D-Day invasion.

The Abbey of Voeu

 The Abbey of Voeu
An old abbey, to see only if you pass by, it is not worth the trip.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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