Cite de La Mare, Cherbourg-Octeville

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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.
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  • Great visit, the submarine Redoutable is very interesting, the Titanic exhibition gives a fairly detailed and well presented view on what occurred and the aquarium is colourful and provides plenty of....  more »
  • This is basically 3 mini museums in one: an aquarium/ocean section (interactive stuff for kids), titanic exhibition (less interesting for kids) and a submarine to visit (non paying kids not allowed...  more »
  • I was really excited to go there. It‘s an incredible Idea, especially the Titanic. It was interesting, but I couldn’t enjoy or even read, because there were to many people. The french texts were really big, but the texts in English were very small and I couldn’t read it well. I would recommend to handle the titanic (and maybe the aquarium) like the submarine, that people have to wait. People could enjoy it more and walk relaxed through it. Also, it’s really expensive. All in all a very good ans interesting idea, but not very good handled!
  • There is a lot to see here for the price. Really recommend the interactive attraction, it was so much fun. The queue for the submarine was long but it kept moving and the audio tour was good. The admission queues were REALLY long in August (ON a wet day) so I would recommend buying your tickets on line before you go!

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