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Cite de La Mare is a large museum devoted to scientific and historical aspects of maritime subjects. You can explore an ocean diving area and a former French Army submarine. It is situated in the restored trans-Atlantic railway terminal in Cherbourg. The monument was built in 1933 and the museum was opened in 2002. Arrange to visit Cite de La Mare and other attractions in Cherbourg-Octeville using our Cherbourg-Octeville trip builder site.
Cite de La Mare reviews
Great place to visit and a jumping off point for visiting the DDay beaches, the maritime museum right next to the cruise terminal gives u the chance to visit the Titanic experience, an undersea world.... more
Great place to visit and a jumping off point for visiting the DDay beaches, the maritime museum right next to the cruise terminal gives u the chance to visit the Titanic experience, an undersea world.... more »
I can't speak for any other part of the museum than the submarine. Le Redoutable is a fantastic self-guided tour for anyone that has an interest in submarines or military history. The English guide.... more
I can't speak for any other part of the museum than the submarine. Le Redoutable is a fantastic self-guided tour for anyone that has an interest in submarines or military history. The English guide.... more »
We were on a cruise as we docked in Cherbourg on a Sunday decided to do the museum as everything else was shut. My wife likes the Titanic story, and so this seemed like a good option. The Titanic...
We were on a cruise as we docked in Cherbourg on a Sunday decided to do the museum as everything else was shut. My wife likes the Titanic story, and so this seemed like a good option. The Titanic... more »
Good day out. Impressive and informative aquarium, fairly interesting Titanic exhibit, and a great audio-guided walk through a nuclear submarine. The main building is immense, and has a variety of interesting submarines to look at. We didn't try the restaurant, but the sandwich bar was good. Well worth a visit if in the area.
Ever wondered what a nuclear submarine looks like? This was a great opportunity to not only see such a magnificent craft but also walk through it. From trying to make sense of how they shower in those tiny cubicles, to seeing how the torpedo bays are loaded. Or you just want to feel what the passengers of Titanic went through? A nice museum that details that fateful day. Finally, there's a lovely aquarium here.
Wonderful museum. It is divided in 3 sections: the submarine, titanic, the ocean. The submarine is marvelous, there is a free audio guide multilanguage. It is very well done, the best I have heard. The titanic is a reconstruction of the events and the ambient on the ship. The ocean section is also very nice and has several good explanations. All the sections have interactive parts where you can touch with hands every concept. All the explanations are in French and English. I strongly recommend a visit of at least 6 hours. Take your time and enjoy!
Great maritime museum, but a bit disjointed. The highlight is the Redoubtable. That's worth the entrance on its own. The aquarium is small, but with good displays. The Titanic section to me, is the weakest, but it's probably more interesting if you don't know a lot about it.
Very nice museum. It is actually three in one. There is an exhibition on the Titanic, one on the ocean and there is a former nuclear submarine that you can visit. You will need between 2 - 4 hours. Parking is free in front of the museum.
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