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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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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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THEY HAVE A GIANT SUBMARINE!!!! I really like my ships, big.. For 18€ you spend about 3 to 5h in the place. They have a submarine that you can visit, a part full of fishes, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Northamptonshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easily found, falling signs through the Docks area, to the west of Brittany Ferries port area. Two mature travellers - wanted to stay away from the rain.... Torrential thunderstorm overnight - with just less than an hour from Cite de la Mer, choice made. Arrived early, with own breakfast, to arrive for 09:30. An excellent time to arrive, as not... More 

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Alpedrete, Spain
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once you get into the museum, you get surprised by a huge hall full of scientific submarines from different periods. The expectations are great. So was the queue. Before getting in, we are informed that one of the main attractions (walking into the depths) is fully booked so they will apply a discount on the tickets. It was a premonitory... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

THEY HAVE A GIANT SUBMARINE!!!! I really like my ships, big.. For 18€ you spend about 3 to 5h in the place. They have a submarine that you can visit, a part full of fishes, the titanic must know facts and a part attraction of being in the sea discovering things

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Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning submarine and audio guide. Good aquarium. Good underwater experience. Beautifully terrifying Titanic film - first rate.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spacious and really interesting! The Nuclear Submarine was fascinating; all attractions were accessible in different languages. Choice of foods from vending machines to cafes and restaurants. Busy but no queues and a great price. Discount if you buy your ticket from the tourist information!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interactive Fish, Titanic & a nuclear submarine !! What more can you want from a day out ? OK, its a bit expensive but if your are on Brittany ferries you qualify for a 2-4-1 deal, so more palatable, unlike the cafe.. 8eu for a large Heineken ??? Zut alors ! The sub "Redoubtable" is fantastic, so large and 1970... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this attraction on the day of a ferry journey - as many do, it seems. But there were also many visitors who had clearly made the journey especially. After an overnight stop in Le Mans we decided to make the journey to Cherbourg as early as possible on the day of our departure to avoid any traffic problems... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful experience but do allow plenty of time to enjoy La Cite de la Mer and all it has to offer. Ideal if you are staying one night in Cherbourg and you have 3-4 hours to spare

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived to camp near Cherbourg in the rain and the following day when it was still raining we decided to pay a visit to this place and what a great decision, we had a super day. We were very pleased that we'd bought our tickets in advance from our campsite reception as we had the queue 20mins with these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Cherbourg for a couple of days and had heard this was a good place to visit. I thought it was excellent. The nuclear submarine was very interesting. The aquarium excellent. Loved it and great use of tanks and can see the sea life very clearly. Titanic exhibition is good but not as good as the other parts... More 

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