Cherbourg is located in Normandy, southwest France, north of the Cotentin Peninsula. A naval base and seaport, Cherbourg's industries include coal, timber, and shipbuilding. The harbor opens onto a wide bay sheltered naturally on three sides, making it an ideal centre for water sports and large nautical events.
In 2002, Cherbourg unveiled a major new attraction, La Cité de la Mer, combining a large aquarium with a nuclear submarine. The Basilique de la Trinité and the former town beach, now grassed over to form the "Plage Vert" are worth a walk. Over to the south, you could alternatively climb up to Roule Fort for a view of the whole port. The fort itself contains a Musée de la Libération.
Things to See & Do
* Cité de la mer – Aquarium
* Cherbourg Basilica
* Thomas Henry Art Museum
* The Abbey of the Vow
* Great Sea Wall
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - French
Land Area – 6.91 km’s
Population – 47,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT + one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 33
Port Location – The port of Cherbourg is located in the heart of the town.
Transport Links – Cross channel ferry services are operated by Brittany Ferries to Poole and Portsmouth. Services to Rosslare, Republic of Ireland, are operated by Irish Ferries and Celtic Link. The city's station is at the end of a railway line from Paris. The nearest airport is in Maupertus-sur-Mer which is named Cherbourg Maupertus.