The most important seaport of France, today this place is widely known for its enormous cultural significance. The city’s port and fortification facilities are very interesting to look at. They have been designed to protect the harbor. Today many of them are available for inspection. They are a wonderful object for study of the fortification architecture of different eras.
In general the city is very interesting and it can be recommended for family tourism as here you can both have rest and study new things. It this city you can relax and enjoy the tranquility of a small European town. In addition to these factors Cherbourg offers excellent opportunity to study the history of Europe and France. The old part of the city was founded in the beginning of the eleventh century. Commercial and military harbor and forts are also very interesting.
Be sure to visit the town hall and church built back in the XV century. The city's museum with a collection of ancient artifacts that bring back the memory of important events in the history of Europe is also worth visiting. Cherbourg Art Gallery (Musee Henri) features a rich exposition, in which you will find works of famous masters. Many visitors enjoy the exhibition of Museum of natural History. Finally, the local municipal library is a true source of pride for locals.