The Cité de la Mer
The Cité de la Mer
The Cité de la Mer
The Cité de la Mer
The Cité de la Mer


At the heart of the transatlantic maritime station of Cherbourg in Normandy we can find La Cité de la Mer, a unique place in Europe which is dedicated to the adventures of Man and the Sea.

La Cité de la Mer is a must-see tourist site for families to discover in Normandy, as it has several thematic areas that add up to a full day’s visit!

New in 2019*, the Ocean of the Future is the new permanent route of La Cité de la Mer and a declaration of love to the beauty and essential role of the oceans. Explore the planet’s last wilderness, mysteries from the infinitely small to the ultimate frontier of large chasms through 3 floors of spectacular multimedia spaces and 17 dazzling aquariums of color and life.

Go on board the Redoutable, the largest submarine in the world that can be visited and a unique experience**. Relive the last hours of the legendary Titanic liner in an original way and then share a virtual dive in the deep sea with the whole family in the heart of the virtual animation “we walked under the sea “***. Follow the first 20 days of the Battle of Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the landings*.

And in good weather, take the bike path that crosses Cherbourg to reach the Cité de la Mer: cycle, walk, stroll, rollerblade or scooter there. This is your chance to take a nice walk!

Attention: the aquarium is currently under renovation and will reopen in spring 2019!

* Spring 2019. More information on www.citedelamer.com

** For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are not allowed to visit the Redoutable.

*** At selected times, available depending on attendance.

Opening time

Every day according to season 10am - 6pm (see website).


Free visit of the spaces and audio tour of the submarine Le Redoutable. In the event of a liner stopover, the Emigration area will be closed to the public. The Titanic space remains accessible.

Rates applicable as of April 1, 2019:
Adults (18 years old and over): 19,00 €
Young people (-18 years old): 14,00 €
Children (-5 years old): free*

* For security reasons, children under 5 years of age do not have access to the visit of the Redoutable

Access / Contact

The Cité de la Mer
Gare Maritime Transatlantique


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