Cherbourg, France Cruise Port

3.8 out of 5

About Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg is located in Normandy, which is a province of France. Ever since the reign of Louis XIV, Cherbourg has been an important port town to all of Europe. The city is dominated by Mount Roule, which is the site of a fortress. From the terrace at Mount Roule, one can view a magnificent panorama of the area, which includes the Naval and arsenal, as well as the lush Emmanuel Liasis park, which houses an impressive display of subtropical vegetation.

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Nice town and free transport provided into town which was nice. Nothing to complain about except that the Normandy beaches were an hour drive and Cunard offered not 1 shore excursion to see the beaches or visitor centers surrounding this once in a lifetime historic site. Cunard staff dismissed our interest by saying it was winter and everything was closed. We got a cab for 4 hours at 250 euros and saw The beaches, the cemetery, the visitors centers, and gift shops. It was an awe inspiring experience that Cunard couldn't be bothered with so it cost us a fortune but a higher price was paid over 70 years ago and I wasn't leaving Cherbourg without paying respect and reflecting on this sacrifice and the battlefields that are the hallmarks of our free world today. Shame Cunard didn't see it that way.

Visited: Dec 29, 2017

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Went to Normandy and Omaha Beach. Also Overlord and D-Day museum. Fairly long bus ride but the countryside is fascinating with all the quaint houses and villages along the way.

Visited: Apr 15, 2018

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We walked to the statue of Napoleon and passed the city hall. We saw a memorial plaque to the soldier/officer who liberated the city, weeks after D-Day. We walked around the special garden and then had a lovely lunch along the quai.

Visited: Jun 03, 2014

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