Cherbourg: A popular holiday destination with a strong gastronomic heritage
Originally a little fishing village, Cherbourg is today one of France’s most important naval towns, famous for being home to the submarine industry. Cherbourg is located in the region of Normandy, a popular holiday destination and an area with a strong gastronomic heritage.
Apples, including the apple brandy Calvados as well as Normandy cheeses are typical here.
Cherbourg represents a great day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship; whatever the weather, all cruise guests will find something to do during their day off the ship. We will tempt you onshore with our comprehensive package of excursions around Cherbourg as well as the best deals on sights in the city.
One of Cherbourg’s highlights is within easy reach: the ‘Cité de la Mer’ (‘Sea City’) a staggering oceanographic museum and aquarium, in which you can easily spend the whole afternoon. The museum sets out to chart Man’s conquest of the ocean depths; you can go inside a submarine and visit Europe’s deepest aquarium.
The Liberation Museum is an important site dedicated to the different stages of the Second World War, including reconstructions of the D-day landings. Great day trips within easy reach of Cherbourg include an excursion to Mont-St-Michel and to Bayeaux, to the famous tapestries depicting the Norman Conquest.
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