28 Rue De La Marine, Cherbourg-Octeville, 50100, France
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Inside looking up at the sail
The Musee de la Liberation (Liberation museum)
Does any know of a youth hostels in Cherbourg area other than the main one at 55 Rue de l'Abbaye
50100 Cherbourg (Manche)
Re: youth hostels
Does any know of a youth hostels in Cherbourg area other than the main one at 55 Rue de l'Abbaye 50100 Cherbourg (Manche)
this is full, so all though this is would be my first option I don't have one now
Travel Tips for Cherbourg
Les parapluie de Cherbourg
Parapluie de Cherbourg (Umbrella's from Cherbourg) is not just a local product, but a famous thing throughout the whole of France. Here in this often wet town, umbrella's are something that are very necessary in every day life. Yes, indeed, in Cherbourg a large factory produces these "parapluie de Cherbourg" already for a long long time. Some whispers even that it was here that the umbrella was invented (which the English will no doubt immediately counter). The famous umbrella's got an extra stimulance due to the film with lovely Catherine Deneuve: "Le parapluie de Cherbourg" (1964).
A tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte
Although not many European countries are as enthusiastic about this conquering Frenchman, the French are crazy about their little general: Napoleon Bonaparte. Especially the people from Cherbourg honour him, as he was responsible for the start in building the largest deep water harbour in the world, thus making Cherbourg much more important in strategic point of view, but above all in business and trade, as well as in tourism. Napoleon Bonaparte got a large statue, traditionaly sitting on a horse, across the street near the Saint Trinity church, looking over the town and the harbour of Cherbourg.
The museum is housed in a military fort built between 1852 and 1857. It was completely renovated and enlarged for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the D-Day Landings. It now covers 800 square metres and contains 17 rooms over two floors.
The exhibition is organised around the theme "From the darkness to the light". In chronological order, the museum covers the different stages in the history of the Second World War, from the fall of France to Liberation.
It underlines the primordial role that Cherbourg harbour played in the latter part of the war as a supply base for the Allied forces.
Statue of J.F. Millet
In the public gardens under the shadow of Fort Roule lies this statue. Built in marble and bronze on its base of granite , it was the work of Chapu and Bouteiller. It was inaugurated in 1892 to the glory of the painter of the Hague.
Not too friendly Cherbourg
I've been to Cherbourg a couple of times. Although they do speak English over there they tend not to use their english speaking skills unless you make the effort firstly to try and speak a bit of French, however appalling this may be. I found the bars in France had a somewhat unfriendly tone about them, they didn't make you feel particuarly welcome, its also very expensive, averaging out at ý5 for a cup of tea and half a lager.
The bus drivers are a bit on the manic side, to me they resemble Sterling Moss in a bus, how scary is that???
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