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Seafaring Cherbourg is home to the largest man-made harbour in the world, and as of 2022, France’s favourite monument. In September, the city’s Submarine Museum and Transatlantic liner terminal were voted the French people’s favourite attraction. The town itself offers excellent shopping, many superb restaurants, and a renowned theatre.

Nearby Granville is a busy seaport on the west of the Cotentin Peninsula, with the walled high town offering splendid views of the lighthouse and beaches nearby.

Cherbourg’s strategic peninsular location means it offers the shortest and fastest ferry crossings on the western Channel. Fast road connections to link it to Normandy, Brittany, the Loire Valley, Poitou Charentes and the Dordogne.

Cherbourg Routes

Portsmouth

4h 45 / 8h

Twice a week

Poole

3h

July- Sept

Poole

4h 30

Apr-Nov

Rosslare

16h

Once a week

Guernsey

2h 30

Once a week

Dublin

19h

3-4 times a week

Rosslare

17h

3-6 times a week

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Ferry destinations in France.
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Nearby Destinations to Cherbourg

Granville1h 452h 206h
Bricquebec27 mins50 mins1h 35
Mont Saint Michel2h3h8h
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