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Address: Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Phone Number: 33 02 33 20 26 26
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Description: Come and visit La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, a family attraction all...
Come and visit La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, a family attraction all about man’s adventures under the sea, and a must when you are in Normandy. You can spend the whole day here and go round “Titanic, return to Cherbourg”, an exhibition which has its like nowhere else in France. It is on the theme of the celebrated liner, but also on emigration. You will also be able to listen to the Captain of Le Redoutable telling you about his life on board the largest submarine open to the public in the world. Then you will gaze in awe at our 17 aquariums, including the magical, 11-metre-deep, Abyssal Aquarium.
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La Redoubtable visit is the highlight of this wet weather gem

We took the kids for a visit on a damp July day and found plenty to occupy us for a good few hours. The museum is well laid out and the audio guides particularly useful. the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went as the leaflet looked great but when we got there it seemed everyone had the same idea. We queued for over half an hour to then find out two of the exhibitions weren't suitable to our children (both under 5) and one was shut due to over crowding. For the money for us it was a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic and impressive tour of La Redoubtable, the French nuclear submarine. The rest of Cite de la Mer is mediocre, but touring La Redoubtable is worth every penny of the entrance fee.

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Leciseterhire
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took the kids for a visit on a damp July day and found plenty to occupy us for a good few hours. The museum is well laid out and the audio guides particularly useful. the highlight had to be the tour around La Redoubtable- the nuclear submarine. Not a tour for the claustrophobic mind! The aquarium is good with... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being able to go on board of a nuclear submarine, tour round a titanic exhibition and visit an aquarium all in one day and at the same place is amazing. There was something for everyone to do here. Being able to walk around the titanic exhibition allows you to see how the lives of people differentiated from lower to upper... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for your great message. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. As you did write it , we are now waiting for you on your next stay in Normandy. Yours faithfully Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a day trip to Cherbourg, only expecting to spend a couple of hours. Five hours later, after the brilliant and informative Titanic exhibition and the decommissioned nuclear submarine, along with the rays and sharks, we finally called it a day! At the age of 44 I learnt more about Titanic in one day than I'd ever known before!... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thanks a lot for your kind message.We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again at La Cité de la Mer on a next day trip to Cherbourg, Yours faithfully Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was very excited about visiting this museum but I was completely blown away when we saw this awesome black beast sitting in the purpose built dry dock and we were a load to walk through it. I never thought I would see inside a Nuclear Submarine, what an in creditable experience. The audio was very informative and you felt... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thanks a lot for your kind message. We’re glad that you did appreciate the different parts of La Cité de la Mer. You are right to specify that visitors need time to make the whole visit. We usually say that it’s better to come early in the morning to be able to spend about 4/5 hours. It... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We visited La Cité de la Mer on a cruise in May. It could not be more convenient to visit for cruise ship passengers as my photo should indicate. The main attraction for me, apart from the historic building itself, was the nuclear submarine Le Redoutable, the largest submarine open to the public in the world. After visiting many cramped... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good afternoon, and thank you for you kind message. That’s true that it’s difficult to be closer to the cruise ship’s Quay. We hope to see you on your next cruise. Best regards, Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Went with our grown up children. This is an excellent museum. Titanic story is very well done Best of all is the submarine. Walking around this listening to the guide tape is really good Don't miss this place. Especially on a rainy day

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for your kind message. I’m very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Don’t hesitate to come back to visit us even if it’s a sunny day ! Yours faitfully More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I did not really think this would be my thing and was going along with it for my husband! However it was brilliant. Great value for money with 4 experiences. The submarine museum was and the walk through with commentary of the nuclear submarine was brilliant. Their take on the Titanic museum was very informative and enjoyable. The Aquarium was... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your post and I ‘m glad you enjoyed your journey in La Cité de la Mer as well as you lunch in the restaurant " le Quai des mers ». I feel sorry you didn’t like our exhibition concerning Titanic. We wanted to explain the whole trip beginning by the depature from cherbourg to his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After reading all the reviews, we made sure we visited on our way to the ferry at the end of our holiday. The aquariums were incredible, far better than anything we've seen before, especially the jelly fish. As for the restaurant, we had the best meal we'd had for the whole of our stay in France. The nuclear sub was... More 

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for your post and I ‘m glad you enjoyed your journey in La Cité de la Mer as well as you lunch in the restaurant le Quai des mers ». I feel sorry you didn’t like our exhibition concerning Titanic. We wanted to explain the whole trip beginning by the departure from cherbourg to his way... More 

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Address: Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Phone Number: 33 02 33 20 26 26
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Manche  >  Cherbourg-Octeville

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