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Articles Cherbourg emigration

The flow of migrants

Cherbourg’s harbour at the heart of migratory flow A second wave of emigration took place in Europe between 1900 and 1914 and involved migrants essentially from Eastern Europe. Their reasons for emigrating were not only to avoid the economic crisis but also on political or religious grounds. But whatever the motivation, the dream remained the same: […]


Articles Cherbourg from 1933 to today

The stars in Cherbourg

Salvador Dali dans la gare maritime transatlantique de cherbourg

Numerous Hollywood stars passed through Cherbourg with Cunard. Thanks to Cunard and the company’s prestigious liners, many stars travelled via Cherbourg and the town grew used to their regular appearances. At the end of September 1952, Charlie Chaplin arrived in Cherbourg on board the Queen Elizabeth. Whilst at sea with his wife and four children, […]

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