Cherbourg (D-Day Landing Beaches), France

Cherbourg (D-Day Landing Beaches), France

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An Historic Military Port

Cherbourg is a naval base on the northwest coast of France, with an important military history and roots that stretch back to the 9th century Viking invasion.

The town was occupied by Germans during World War II and liberated by Allies following the invasion of Normandy, so a visit to the Musée de la Libération, which serves as a memorial of the events, will provide insight into the region’s important past; or take a day-trip along the Norman countryside to famed D-Day beaches, battlefields, bunkers and monuments.

Art aficionados should see the Musée d’art Thomas Henry, which boasts an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance and Flemish works, and the iconic Mont Saint-Michel, a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey. However, the Cité de la Mer is the stop that tops everyone’s list. Originally constructed to handle two ocean liners this building is now home to a de-commissioned nuclear submarine, an aquarium, and exhibits of sea life.

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La Cité De La Mer

La Cité De La Mer

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La Cité De La Mer

La Cité De La Mer

Visit the scientific and historical museum and aquarium in Cherbourg’s cruise port.

Le Redoutable (s611)

Le Redoutable (s611)

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Le Redoutable (s611)

Le Redoutable (s611)

See the French lead ship in the ballistic missile submarine class at La Cité de la Mer.

Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

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Mont Saint Michel

Mont Saint Michel

Begin with a scenic ride through the countryside. The unforgettable view of the Abbey of St. Michel, UNESCO World Heritage site, will rise in the distance in sharp contrast to the coastal tidal plain which surrounds it. After visiting this marvel of medieval construction, enjoy some free time for leisure and lunch on your own.

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Local Details:
GPS: 46°13'39.5"N 2°12'49.5"E
Size: 14.26 KM2 (5.51 MI2)
Population: 25,370
Density: 1,779 Pop/KM2 (687 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +33

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