Cité de la mer, Cherbourg
The Cité de la Mer (city of the sea) is a maritime museum housed in an arto-deco monument built in 1933. Its attractions include a tour of the largest submarine open to the public, a unique collection of deep-sea diving craft, Europe's biggest aquarium containing 200 species, a virtual adventure onto the ocean bed and the Titanic exhibition. The fateful shipped docked in Cherbourg on 10 April 1912 before setting off on its final journey. The stories of those emigrating as well as historic events behind the sinking of the liner can be discovered. A great day out for all the family. More information about the museum can be found here.