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Tony Sheldon Travel

23rd October 2019

France – Cherbourg is great for a short break

A ferry approaching Cherbourg

Cherbourg and the surrounding area is well worth a visit for a few days or a week. It is readily accessible by the direct Brittany Ferries services from Poole or Portsmouth, and easy to get around. We stayed in a gite that provided an ideal base from which to explore the area.

There is plenty to see and and in particular we were pleased to have the opportunity to visit some of the WW2 historic sights, all very interesting.

The harbour in Cherbourg is a great place to wander around and look at the boats and there are some delightful independent shops, as well a street market which is also very good.

By Mark Pollard
23rd October 2019