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Cherbourg-Octeville is a commune located in the Manche department in the Normandy region of north-western France. It is situated at the northern end of the Cotentin Peninsula, in the mouth of the Divette and Vire rivers. The city lies approximately 150 kilometers west of the English Channel, and is about an hour’s drive from the port of Le Havre.

The city of Cherbourg-Octeville was formed in 2000 when the two towns of Cherbourg and Octeville merged. The city is home to a population of around 40,000 people and is the largest city in the Manche department.

Cherbourg-Octeville is a major port and naval base, and is home to the world’s second largest artificial harbor. The harbor is used by both commercial and military vessels and is the largest of its kind in Europe. The city is also a major fishing port, and is home to several seafood processing plants.

The city has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic period. It was a major port during the Roman period, and was an important strategic point during the Hundred Years’ War. During World War II, Cherbourg-Octeville was the site of the famous Battle of Cherbourg, when Allied forces successfully captured the city from the Germans.

Today, Cherbourg-Octeville is a vibrant city with a wide range of attractions, including the Museum of the Sea, the National Maritime Museum, and the renowned Jardin des Plantes. The city is also home to several festivals, including the annual Cherbourg Maritime Festival.

Cherbourg-Octeville is an important port city with a long and fascinating history. It is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a wide range of attractions, festivals and activities.

Excursion tips for a day in Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville in France is a great destination for tourists looking for a unique experience. There are plenty of activities to do in the area on a single day, such as:

1. Visit the Cité de la Mer, an interactive museum and aquarium that offers a unique look into the depths of the sea.

2. Take a stroll around the Jardin des Plantes, a stunning botanical garden with over 5,000 species of plants.

3. Explore the Musée Thomas Henry, an art museum filled with artwork from the 17th century to the present day.

4. Take a boat tour around the harbor and admire the stunning views of the town.

5. Visit the Notre-Dame de Grâce church and admire its Gothic architecture.

6. Stop by the La Maison du Cidre, a cider house that offers a variety of ciders and other beverages.

7. Visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts, a museum of fine arts that displays works from the 16th century to the present day.

8. Stop by the Musée de la Libération, which tells the story of the liberation of Cherbourg during World War II.

9. Take a hike around the Mont Saint-Michel, a stunning mountain with breathtaking views of the landscape.

10. Enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants in the area, offering a variety of local and international cuisines.

Experience Cherbourg-Octeville with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Cherbourg-Octeville. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Cherbourg-Octeville

Cherbourg-Octeville in France has a temperate oceanic climate with mild, humid winters and cool summers. In winter, temperatures usually range from 2°C to 8°C, with occasional snowfall, while in summer temperatures usually range from 17°C to 22°C. Spring and autumn are generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 17°C. Rainfall is common throughout the year, with the highest levels occurring in autumn and winter, and the lowest levels in summer.

Cruise weather for Cherbourg-Octeville

Our weather forecast for Cherbourg-Octeville helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 14 °C
27.7 m/s
50.0 m/s
80.1 %
20.2 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 12.9 °C
14.4 m/s
26.3 m/s
72.3 %
24.1 m
80.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 14.6 °C
11.2 m/s
22.0 m/s
78.0 %
24.1 m
77.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 15.4 °C
10.4 m/s
20.9 m/s
57.9 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 14.8 °C
23.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
83.0 %
24.1 m
89.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 15.5 °C
19.4 m/s
25.6 m/s
74.1 %
21.8 m
83.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 15.4 °C
28.1 m/s
37.1 m/s
52.1 %
24.1 m
82.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 15.3 °C
27.0 m/s
35.6 m/s
25.9 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 15.2 °C
25.2 m/s
33.5 m/s
54.3 %
24.1 m
82.9 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 15.6 °C
22.6 m/s
34.2 m/s
36.7 %
24.1 m
84.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 15.1 °C
20.2 m/s
32.4 m/s
21.3 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 15.6 °C
24.1 m/s
29.5 m/s
43.0 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 16 °C
32.8 m/s
41.4 m/s
87.3 %
22.1 m
90.9 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 15.8 °C
28.4 m/s
39.8 m/s
44.7 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 14.9 °C
25.6 m/s
35.3 m/s
42.0 %
24.1 m
80.0 %
1,025 hPa

Cruises to Cherbourg-Octeville

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Scheduled ship calls in Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Serenade of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 AIDAsol 07:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 04:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 12:00 am 09:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 04:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 4 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 AIDAprima 08:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 22nd 2024 Sunday, 22nd of Sep. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 AIDAsol 07:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 14th 2024 Monday, 14th of Oct. 2024 Queen Anne 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Sky Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 25th 2024 Friday, 25th of Oct. 2024 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Nov. 2024 P&O Iona 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Sky Princess 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 Queen Victoria 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 AIDAnova 07:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 7th 2025 Tuesday, 7th of Jan. 2025 AIDAnova 07:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 AIDAmar 09:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Feb. 2025 AIDAnova 09:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 AIDAmar 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 AIDAnova 09:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Apr. 2025 AIDAnova 09:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 Sky Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 P&O Ventura 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 P&O Arcadia 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Apr. 2025 AIDAbella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 P&O Britannia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 AIDAsol 10:00 am 08:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 AIDAprima 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 9th 2025 Friday, 9th of May 2025 P&O Ventura 09:00 am 07:00 pm
May 13th 2025 Tuesday, 13th of May 2025 LE BOREAL 08:00 am 01:30 pm
May 28th 2025 Wednesday, 28th of May 2025 AIDAsol 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 MSC Virtuosa 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 9th 2025 Monday, 9th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Onward 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 15th 2025 Sunday, 15th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Quest 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jun. 29th 2025 Sunday, 29th of Jun. 2025 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 9th 2025 Wednesday, 9th of Jul. 2025 AIDAsol 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Jul. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Jul. 2025 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Jul. 2025 Mein Schiff 4 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 P&O Aurora 09:00 am 08:00 pm

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