Cherbourg tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cherbourg in Manche

Visit Cherbourg: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest and a visit is recommended

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cherbourg. For detailed visitor information see the Cherbourg travel guide

Cherbourg is situated in the Manche, Normandy region, in the north of France at 69 km from Saint-Lo, the department capital. (General information: Cherbourg is 301 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Cherbourg include "ville fleurie 4*".

. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cherbourg, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Cherbourg in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Manche

Map of places to visit near Cherbourg

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Markets in and near Cherbourg

Market days in Cherbourg: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday;

Local markets

  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (0km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (17km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (18km)
  • Les Pieux: market Friday (19km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (25km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (30km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Cherbourg, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Cherbourg, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cherbourg and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (26km) [Map]

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (43km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (3km) [Map]
  • Château de Beaurepaire (5km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (10km) [Map]
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (16km) [Map]
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (23km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap de la Hague (22km) [Map]
  • Nez de Jobourg (24km) [Map]
  • Baie des Veys (45km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (17km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cherbourg

Canton: Cherbourg-Octeville

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50130

Distance to Cherbourg

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 301 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 945 km

from Bordeaux: 539 km

from Strasbourg: 691 km

Getting here

Cherbourg is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Cherbourg from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Cherbourg): La Glacerie, Martinvast, Nouainville, Querqueville, Sideville and Tourlaville.

This page in French: Visitez Cherbourg