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La Cite de la Mer

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Titanic museum was immersive and informative

Stylish, informative, well designed. Not for young children though - may be a bit too dramatic and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HaLeRy
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Finland
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Well worth a visit

This was a last minute choice as what we planned was cancelled. Thinking this would only be a... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Buccaneer-Neil
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Come and visit La Cité de la Mer in Cherbourg, a family attraction all about man’s adventures under the sea, and a must when you are in Normandy. You can spend the whole day here and go round “Titanic, return to Cherbourg”, an exhibition which has...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Gare Maritime Transatlantique, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited before when cruising - ideal as it's on the quayside as you can be inside within 5 minutes and it was excellent for children - BUT not for the next year at least. On arrival at the terminal we were handed a...More

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Madam, I regret that your visit was not the one you were attending. I'm sorry if no information has been given to you about the closure of part of our exhibition and our aquariums as all our staff know that it's the main information to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stylish, informative, well designed. Not for young children though - may be a bit too dramatic and also takes a lot of time in case you want to concentrate on it. Pls note that young children are not allowed on the submarine, there's an age...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This was a last minute choice as what we planned was cancelled. Thinking this would only be a couple of hours, we were there all day. So much to see.More

Thank Buccaneer-Neil
Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your kind post. We hope to see you soon again. For your information, the exhibition about the conquest of the Oceans is actually closed for six months as we are refurnishing all this exhibition. Hope to see you again, Best...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The visit at “La Cité de la Mer” was for me disappointing. I admit that the museum has put a lot of effort to make it exciting with a good introduction to the submarine Le Redoutable and likewise a lot of effects in the Titanic...More

Thank Anders F
Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Good afternoon, We are sorry that you feell disappointed following your visit at La Cité de la Mer. We hope to see you again when we will reopen our Exhibition on "The Ocean of the Future" in spring 19. Best regards , Sylvie OLLIVIER

Reviewed 4 October 2018

This Museum is right next to the cruise port. Fascinating. Well worth the entry price. We did the "Great gallery of men and machines" (all sorts of underwater devices), "Titanic return to Cherbourg" and best of all in my opinion was the walk through the...More

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Good afternoon, We are happy that you did enjoyed your visit at La Cité de la Mer. On you next stop in Cherbourg you will be able to discover our new exhibitions about the oceans and also our 16 aquariums. Re opening of this exhibition...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

We recently visited this maritime museum. The highlight being the nuclear submarine Le Redoutable. It was well worth the 35min audio tour and gives you an appreciation of what life on board a submarine must have been like. The aquarium and Titanic is also well...More

Thank Sean O
Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Good Morning, we are happy that you did enjoyed the time spent at La Cité de la Mer. We hope to see you soon. Best regards, Sylvie Ollivier

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Well if it wasn’t for the Submarine part it would have been a waste of money. To be fair the submarine was worth the entry fee alone. Epic being on a submarine. The aquarium was excellent too. Titanic part was interesting also. I wouldn’t go...More

1  Thank GrahamBD80
Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your message. We are glad that you did enjoyed the submarine visit. We hope to see you again next year to visit our new exhibition around the aquariums. This space will closed at the end of this Week for six...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

It's easy to underestimate how much there is to see here but the average visitor apparently spends 5hrs here! The submarine and aquarium are definitely worth a visit but the must sea while you're here has to be the Titanic exhibition, which truly brings the...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018

it was a wrong choice to go to this place. The aquarium is old and with few animals. Does not offer a good visit. The submarine is a good visit but wasn't worth it. The Titanic exhibition was OK. We regret the time we have...More

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Sylvie O, Responsable relations clients at La Cite de la Mer, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Dear Sir, Thank you for having taken the time to write about your visit. I regret that you did not appreciate the time you spent with us. I can undestand that you feel desapointed but i glad to inform you that we will refurnish all...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Went last week as a party of 4 adults and two children age 3 and 5 , cost €72. This was a complete waste of money and as for fish , I have seen more fish in my local pet shop. There was a submarine...More

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TravelingTasmanian
18 July 2018|
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Response from Sylvie O | Property representative |
Good afternoon, On July and August, we are open all days from 9 am to 7 pm. In case of bad weather, it's better to come early as it's possible for you as we are very crowdy. Awaiting to welcome you soon, Best... More
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Yes, you can easily walk or scooter round to it from the docks.
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Look for leaflets with cartoon bus on the front as soon as you disembark and before you take the bus - we found them in the terminal near the ATMs. We had to pay full price and my husband was 81 at the time. However there is... More
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