Though it was badly damaged during World War II, today Cherbourg offers an accessible way to soak up Normandy’s coastline. During the summer months, venture to the local Plage de Collignon to soak up Cherbourg’s seaside beauty. For another perspective on the city, head to the 19th-century Fort du Roule for impressive panoramas.
Cherbourg typically features on full-day tours of Normandy, which also tend to visit Bayeux, Honfleur, and Pays d’Auge. Private day trips cover many of the city’s top attractions, from the Thomas Henry Museum to the city’s shoreline. Sightseeing tours allow you to see the best of the city in just a short time, and leave all the navigating and logistics to a guide.