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The port city of Cherbourg, in Normandy, is perhaps most well-known for its naval history. It was used as a stopping point for transatlantic ships during the 20th century, and was almost completely destroyed by the Germans during WWII. Immerse yourself in these fascinating events at the Musée de la Libération, which is housed in a 19th-century fortress. Another key stop on Cherbourg cruises is the City of the Sea museum, which is housed in an Art Deco building built back in 1933. You can also step aboard a real French submarine which was finished in 1967 – Le Redoubtable. During a tour, you’ll discover the crew and officer cabins, engine room and torpedo room.