Cherbourg – Tips
|Calais||A16, A28, A29, A150, A13 and N13||4:30 hours||via Paris
|Paris||A13 and N13||3:45 hours||Direct
|Dieppe||A29, A13 and N13||3 hourS||via Rouen and Caen
|Le Havre||A29, A13 and N13||2:30 hours||via Rouen and Caen
|Marseilles||via Paris: A7, A6 and A13 and N13||10:45 hours||via Paris (TGV):
There is a direct rail line Cherbourg – Paris which makes getting there easy and fast if you are arriving from the capital.
Cherbourg has a small airport (Maupertus Airport) but there are no scheduled flights in or outside of France. It is mostly used for private an charter flights.
Cherbourg is a large ferry harbour, with several daily sailings to and from the UK, Ireland and St Helier (Jersey island).
Cherbourg is spread out, but the city centre is rather small and localised. There are several buses, but you can quite easily walk between locations. Sidewalks are in good condition, wheelchairs should have no problems.
There are some 120 restaurants in Cherbourg, one of them has 1 Michelin star. The restaurants are mostly pretty good, and many are seafood based.
Things To See/Things To Do
Cherbourg is not a tourist-worthy city with only a few items that are worthy.
- The number one thing to see is the Cite de la Mer (museum of the exploration of the seas). It’s worth a detour:
- The Liais Park with its greenhouse, small lake and tower
- Visit the Umbrellas of Cherbourg factory, museum and shop
- The shopping centre in the harbour (don’t expect much, but if it’s raining):
- You can take a boat tour of the harbour and fortresses outside the dikes.
- Gamble away you money at the casino.
- Transport Getting There Pont l'Eveque lies just alongside the main North-South motorway on the West coast of France. So by car it's very easy to get there from one of the ferry crossings. By Air There is no airport, the closest ones are Deauville or Caen airport. Within Pont l'Eveque The village is…