The port city of Cherbourg, France, lies on the coast of Normandy. You can spend the day exploring the city with its variety of churches, museums and shops, or choose to make the trip to famous Norman sites in the surrounding area.
Three UNESCO World Heritage sites are within a short train ride from Cherbourg: the Mont-St.-Michel, Bayeux Tapestry and Vauban Tower at Saint-Vaast La Hougue.
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