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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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by mrtravel2

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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by sradner

Lots to do right at the port. Submarine and Aquarium are both excellent, Titanic exhibit was interesting but did not take long. Easy walk into town, winding streets, very friendly.

Visited: Aug 12, 2017

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