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How to get there

La Cité de la Mer
Gare Maritime Transatlantique.
50100 Cherbourg-Octeville – France

Feel free to use the ICOE free shuttle

Consult the shuttles schedule between the Cité de la Mer and Train Station here
or download the full shuttles schedule including hotels here

By road

Arriving in Cherbourg along the N13 from Paris and Caen, up the western coast road, or from the Val de Saire:

follow signs to Car Ferries / La Cité de la Mer

Free car park.

By train

Paris St-Lazare station / Caen / Cherbourg by Corail Intercity train.

La Cité de la Mer is a fifteen-minute walk from the station or you can take a taxi.

By air

Cherbourg Maupertus Airport is a 20 minute drive away

7 rue Jean Mermoz, 50330 Gonneville

By ferry

UK to Cherbourg Ferries
Brittany Ferries ‘routes :

From Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Caen or Saint Malo.
From Poole to Cherbourg.

Possibility to come to La Cité de la Mer for a day trip from Bayeux and Caen.
To book your crossing : www.brittany-ferries.co.uk


Known to the British above all as a ferry port, Cherbourg has a gritty history as a naval harbour. Indeed, it has the biggest artificial harbor in the whole world, which was built by Louis XVI and completed under Napoleon.It was also in a very active harbor for the first trips dedicated to people by boat: the transatlantic terminal of Cherbourg was inaugurated in 1933 and three times elected “French people’s preferred monument’ in 2015. On another note, Cherbourg was the first free big city during WWII, and Cherbourg’s harbor has been recognized as world’s most important harbor globally. ICOE2018 will be held in “La Cité de la Mer”, unique site in Normandy, located in the heart of the former Transatlantic Railway Station of Cherbourg. La Cité de la Mer itself brings more than 200 000 people per year to Cherbourg. Not only does it gather a congress center, but also a famous submarine, called “Le Redoutable”. This will be an attraction directly available for all the conference’s visitors. (Photo © Copyright B.Almodovar)

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