Boat trips on the Adèle

Cherbourg
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Trips and Tours

Leaving from the Pont Tournant, the Adèle operate various boat trips in the summer. Daily boat trips with a commentary can be taken around the harbour, unveiling the secrets of the largest man-made harbour in the world, as well as its sea walls and fortifications.

Other boat trips include a trip about the Titanic and emigration looking at the development of the Cherbourg sea ports from 1904, including the shipping companies and their vessels, and the naval base and the arsenal, as well as learning about  emigration at the beginning of the 20th century. You will even see where the Titanic was anchored.

The Adèle also operates a 3-hour cruise around the coastal waters of La Hague, narrated by an experienced guide. Or, you can enjoy a boat tour at night and explore the wonders of the night sky with experts from the Ludiver Planetarium. A great opportunity to find out more about the constellations, as well as the tides and weather, and how to navigate by the stars.

Booking is essential for some boat trips, and the content and topics of trips are subject to change.

 

Nearby attractions

Cherbourg's markets are mainly held in the Place du Gaulle, which is named after the great French hero and has, at different times in history, been known as Castle Square and Freedom Square.

Cherbourg has been an important naval base since the 19th century and it was Napoleon himself who pushed for Cherbourg to be a major transatlantic port by creating large artifical breakwaters.

An unmissable attraction when you are in Normandy, La Cité de la Mer is a fantastic place to spend the whole day learning about man's adventures under the sea.

This excellent museum is set in the Fort du Roule, a Second Empire fortress which was occupied by the Germans during WW2 and liberated by the Americans in 1944.

Places to visit nearby

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its beautiful cathedral.