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Address: Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100 , Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Phone Number: 33 02 33 20 26 26
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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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Great trip for a rainy day

We chose to visit on a rainy and miserable day and in that regard this place kept us occupied for a very long time. All four components well presented and entertaining. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Cherbourg on a very wet Saturday morning and decided to visit La Cite de la Mer because of the reviews we had read. What an interesting and enjoyable visit we had, I can highly recommend it. We had lunch in the adjoining restaurant - a superb meal.

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Feltham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Super place, leave a morning and an afternoon and plan to have lunch in their fab restaurant. We went with 7 year old daughter and enjoyed the underwater exhibition submarines, aquarium, great shop (!)

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We chose to visit on a rainy and miserable day and in that regard this place kept us occupied for a very long time. All four components well presented and entertaining. We smiled at the section on how fish are important to eat in the aquarium section - hard to imagine such emphasis in a British aquarium! Nevertheless this is... More 

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Éire
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

La Cité de la Mer offers a great distraction for a (good) few hours in Cherbourg, with attractions to suit all ages. The four main sections (Aquarium/Museum, Submarine -- Le Redoubtable, Titanic and Underwater Exploration Experience) will ensure that no one will leave without having thoroughly enjoyed at least several of the offerings. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon here. There are four main areas, an aquarium, a submarine, a titanic exhibition, and the strangest of all, the walk under the sea! That was hilarious, but I won't say anymore!

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Montgomery, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Took our grandchildren, wonderful day out. Went in the large aquarium where you could spend all day. The titanic museum is not to be missed and the optional film is certainly worth watching, The nuclear submarine was a superb experiience for both children and adults . Such a lot to see , so well worth the entry fee.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A really great museum, well worth the entrance fee. Spent all day there. A lot of English translations available at the point of interest. Lovely resturant inside the premises and a separate quick snack bar.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

When we arrived at La cité de la mer, the arrival hall is enormous and straight away gives you a feel for what's to come. Lots to read, touch for all ages. Then we bought our tickets, was told to go to main attraction entrance at a certain time. My son of 5 who always enjoys aquariums couldn't wait to... More 

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Salalah, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Lots to see at a reasonable price. Great for children, especially the trip under the sea. Nice aquarium and interesting Titanic exhibit. Peter & Jean. :o)

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this review
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Bonjour et merci pour votre contribution. Depuis son ouverture, La Cité de la Mer a toujours souhaité que tous nos... More 

Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

On arrival we were allocated a slot to go on a mission! I wish we had skipped this bit, younger children may enjoy it, but my teenage son wasn't impressed. (you go into different areas and end up on a simulator) The nuclear submarine was very interesting. (young children can't go into the submarine) It does feel very cramped inside... 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 comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit even if we except walking into the depths . We hope to see you again on your next trip to Cherbourg. Yours faithfully, Sylvie OLLIVIER More 

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