Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg, France | CruiseBe
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Cité de la Mer

History and museums
museum, landmark, sightseeing

The Cité de la Mer ("city of the sea") is a maritime museum in Cherbourg, France.

The museum is in the cruise terminal of Cherbourg. This monument was built in 1933; it is one of the bigger art-deco monuments of today.

It was opened in 2002 as a scientific and historical museum, around four axes:

  • the Redoutable, first SSBN submarine of the French Navy, now a museum and the largest submarine in the world open to the public
  • a permanent exposition
  • a cylindrical aquarium, 8 metres wide and 10 metres high, which displays the successive marine life forms according to the depth
  • a great hall where temporary expositions are held
  • a new underwater expedition in a virtual, digitised building



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