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La Cite de la Mer

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I wanted to visit the Titanic exhibition whilst it was in Cherbourg, as I missed it in another city. We spent a few hours touring the exhibition, the submarine and underwater aquarium. The Titanic exhibits give you you a glance of what it must of been like on the ship. The immigration part is small compared with Ellis Island .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Cite de la Mar has a little of everything. It has an aquarium which is very nice, the French submarine Redoubtable which is very cool to visit and the Titanic exhibit, which I thought would be hokey, but it is not. Overall it is a great way to burn a few hours when in Cherbourg and highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have visited many aquariums around the world. Yet this one is very unique because it focuses on diving as the centerpiece topic. This means there are are nuclear submarines to explore and bathyscapes to marvel at. This is definitely worth seeing. We really enjoyed the nuclear submarine.

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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 all those congatulations. I’m very happy that you enjoyed your whole visit. I hope to welcome you again when you’ll come back to Cherbourg, Yours faithfully Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The best part of it is the visit into the submarine- definitely recommended! You can go inside and learn all about it, very interesting and impressive.

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

Hello and thank you for your kind message about your submarine visit, Hope to welcome you again on your next stop in Cherbourg, Best regards, Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Four attractions in one place. The under sea exploration voyage was a long build up to a not terribly exciting ride in a simulator, which I would give a miss were I to visit again, especially as the audio guide kept packing up. The aquarium part is very good, with some large tanks which you can view from different levels,... More 

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

Good Afternoon and thanks for leaving your kind message. I hope you will be able to come back soon for another visit. Best regards, Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

There are 4 attractions in one located right at the dockside in Cherbourg, France. We were docked here on a cruise so this is a very convenient place to go if you don't want to venture too far. You can walk around a nuclear submarine, the nuclear bits have been removed but it is good to see. No children are... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your message. We are happy you enjoyed your journey in Cherbourg during the stop of your ship. Just to clarify, only children under 5 are not allowed for the submarine visit. Very sorry for the audio guide in the attraction, our technic staff have been aware in order to solve the problem. Hope to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visited Cherbourg with family in the half term of my daughter and I can say that museum worth his place like No 1 attraction in town. Starting the journey in time with all the epochs ideas developments records of the conquest deeply oceans aquatic life ww2 finishing with the lLe Redoubtable .Nice

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

Good afternoon, We feel very pleased that you enjoyed your visit, Best regard, Yours faithfully, Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There are four main parts to this "museum" The nuclear submarine, where you have a walking tour of a real (decommissioned) sub, with an audio guide. Fascinating and not at all clostrophobic! There is the Titanic exhibit, very moving and excellently displayed. There is the undersea exploration display with some very good aquarium tanks, And finally there is an interactive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

we visited la cite de la mer, during an extra day in port in cherbourg. after seeing all the advertising and reviews, however we found the museum very mixed! the nuclear sub was very intresting along with interactive exhibits, however we found the aquarium so so! mainly 1 big tank and not alot else if you only have a passing... More 

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Address: 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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