Cite de La Mare, Cherbourg-Octeville

3.9
#1 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Normandy
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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  • This is the maritime museum for Cherbourg, and the deep sea exploration submersibles are very interesting. Most of these are clearly marked in English and French. Sadly the rest of the museum...  more »
  • This is a great and big site with 3 different exhibtions: a submarine, a Titanic experience and an under water world experience. For Titanic buffs there will be nothing new, for kids this must be a...  more »
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  • 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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