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La Cité de la Mer

Gare maritime transatlantique - 50100 CHERBOURG

Phone : +33 02 33 20 26 69



 The Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, France's favourite monument 2022

The Cité de la Mer is dedicated to the adventure of Man and the Sea and the emotions of the deep. The Normandy site has been elected France's favourite monument for 2022, for its building, the former Gare Maritime Transatlantique and the submarine Le Redoutable.

In the Grand Gallery, follow in the footsteps of the explorers and machines that have marked the adventure of men under the sea. Come aboard the Redoutable*, a unique experience, with a multilingual audioguide for the visit of the submarine.

*For safety reasons, children under 5 years old are not allowed to visit the submarine.

Relive the last hours of the Titanic. With, from spring 2022, a new exhibition of objects recovered from the wreck: decorations and equipment from the liner, passengers' effects. With the majestic Baggage Room**, discover the time when Cherbourg was nicknamed "Gateway to the Americas".

**The Luggage Room is not accessible during cruise ship calls.

In the Ocean of the Future, explore the last wilderness on the planet, around spectacular multimedia spaces, an abyssal aquarium and magical pools. Two projections*** are proposed in the auditorium: "20 days for Cherbourg" on June 1944, and "When the sea tells the story of Normandy".

***If the auditorium is unavailable, the screenings will not take place. Access and times will be specified on site.


Type of activities:
Museum and aquarium

Type of visit: Self-guideid visit

Ticketing: on site, online and at the Tourist Office at preferential rates

Additional facilities: Restaurant on site, shop area

Opening period: 04/02 > 31/12

Opening hours:
Varies according to the season

Adults: 19€
Children: 14€ per person

Services :
Access for disabled persons, pets are not allowed, wifi, car park, groups are welcomed, catering on site, baby equipment, motor home area, picnic area

Payment: credit cards, cash, cheques, holiday vouchers



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