Top things to do in Cherbourg

Top Choice Aquarium in Cherbourg

Cité de la Mer

Cherbourg’s art-deco Gare Maritime Transatlantique (Transatlantic Ferry Terminal), built from 1928 to 1933, was designed so travellers could walk from their train directly to their ocean liner. These days it is stil…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Cherbourg

Le Pily

Young chef Pierre Marion is at the helm of the town's best restaurant, which has been serving Cherbourg gastronomes for over a decade. Expect a lively menu of seafood and meat dishes, with great care taken in the ba…
Wine Bar in Cherbourg

Le Ballon Rouge

Equal parts gallery, wine bar and taxidermy shop, this bohemian outpost near the waterfront embodies Cherbourg's most creative side. Stop in for a look at the changing artwork for sale, chat with the quirky owner, a…
French in Cherbourg

Au Tire-Bouchon

At this convivial bistro and wine bar, specialities include oysters, tartines (open sandwiches; €11 to €12) and the salade tire-bouchon (a salad with ham, foie gras and salmon). There's a menu for youngsters at €7.2…
Brasserie in Cherbourg

Le Commerce

When you (or your wallet) need a break from gourmet dining, head to this brash and boisterous brasserie, where pan-fried salmon, steak, chicken fajitas and other filling dishes are served in ample portions. It's a l…
French in Cherbourg

Le Plouc 2

Locals keep coming back for Le Plouc 2’s creative versions of traditional French favourites, prepared with seasonal ingredients and served in a cosy, wood-beamed dining room.