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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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  • 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 »
  • A great and fascinating visit. Very good value for money. Learnt a lot and wished I could’ve stayed longer. An all year round option. 
    A great and fascinating visit. Very good value for money. Learnt a lot and wished I could’ve stayed longer. An all year round option.  more »
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  • 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.

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