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Tickets for La Cité de la Mer

Board a nuclear sub, visit a huge aquarium, and take a virtual deep-sea journey

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Wheelchair accessible: Special welcoming room inside the submarine for people with reduced-mobility
Audio guide: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Full access to exhibitions and the submarine
Free audio guide for the visit of the submarine "Le redoutable"
  • Step inside the world's largest nuclear ballistic missile submarine that's open to the public, a jewel of the French Navy
  • Visit The Ocean of the Future, where multimedia displays and stunning aquariums span an entire 3 floors, including the 11 m deep abyssal aquarium
  • Relive Cherbourg emigrants' Atlantic crossing in Titanic, Return to Cherbourg, and get a sense of the lives of those who wanted to reach the new world

Located in the former Gare Maritime Transatlantique, La Cité de la Mer is the top Normandy tourist site dedicated to man’s adventures at sea and the depth of emotions that come with them.

Visit three floors of spectacular multimedia spaces and dazzling aquariums, and enjoy a number of unique exhibits.

Relive the last hours of the Titanic and soak up the atmosphere onboard, step inside le Redoutable, the largest visitable submarine in the world, and discover the Ocean of the Future and explore the last wilderness on the planet.

Make sure to visit the Art Deco auditorium for a film screening where you can discover the Normandy coast, or hear about Cherbourg’s importance during the liberation of Europe with a film that covers the first 20 days following the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

It's recommended to visit in the morning to enjoy a full day of visit.

Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
La Cité de la Mer
Allée du Président Menut, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France, 50100, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
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