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11
May

Cherbourg and La Cité de la Mer

Renovating the Cherbourg Passenger Terminal

The Transatlantic Passenger Terminal in Cherbourg, inaugurated in 1933, has been graced with the presence of the most prestigious liners during its history (such as the famous and infamous Titanic) and sometimes even several ships at the same time! The port’s activity declined rapidly however, after the World War II when air travel took over […]

10
May

Cherbourg Yesterday

The passenger terminal in Cherbourg in 1912

La première gare maritime de Cherbourg, qui vit au loin dans la rade de Cherbourg, s'arrêter le Titanic

Construction of the first terminal building in Cherbourg      With the number of passengers coming through Cherbourg increasing steadily, the group of tents acting as a terminal were becoming rapidly insufficient. They were replaced by a permanent stone structure which was inaugurated in 1912 and housed the various maritime companies and included a central […]

10
May

Articles Cherbourg Yesterday Photographies

Cherbourg’s passenger terminal in 1933

A new terminal building of monumental proportions     Cherbourg’s new terminal building was of much grander proportions. Inaugurated on July 30th 1933 by the President of the Republic Albert Lebrun, the Transatlantic passenger terminal was hailed as the most splendid in the world by national and international press at the time. It is true […]

10
May

Cherbourg Yesterday

Maritime traffic

The number of vessels calling in at Cherbourg has continued to increase over the years   The English and German companies Royal Mail Line and Hamburg Amerika Line were the first to use Cherbourg for cruise ship stop-overs as from 1869. French companies however, in particular the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, preferred the port of Le Havre. […]

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