Rocky’s adventures throughout Normandy: Visiting Cherbourg, France

My adventures in the Normandy region continued on with a visit to the port city of Cherbourg, France.

Only an hour away from our previous visit at Omaha Beach and just across the pond from Dorset, England (well, a 4-hour ferry ride anyway) the first thing I noticed when we visited the city was the abundance of boats! All kinds of boats called Cherbourg their home.

We spent most of our first day strolling around the famous Port Chantereyne and admired all the different boats. I could really see myself jumping on one of the yachts and cruising down from Normandy all the way to the French Riviera while sipping on French wine. Ok, back to reality!


A beautiful sunny day in Cherbourg


Thinking about a second career as a sailor
So many beautiful boats. The city seemed so small so I was surprised at the sheer number of yachts here.
A small view from the outside to the port. Check out the hills in the background!

My human wanted to do some tricks in front of the Marina! He was carrying a few bits of chicken with him.

Just hand over the chicken please!
Fingers are gone in 3,2,1..
Offscreen, my human tends to his bitten fingers while I digest that scrumptious chicken. I hope he is not mad at me, but I love chicken!

After our little adventure around the port, we ventured off into the city center where we stumbled upon the Place du General de Gaulle, a plaza filled with a few of the city’s gems. The Cherbourg Theatre and the Mouchel Fountain which has been there since 1895. Wow, that’s even older than my human!

The Cherbourg Theatre
Standing atop the Mouchel Fountain
A closer look at the Mouchel Fountain
Danny all smiles after his fingers healed
A small fruit market at the plaza
A view of the plaza in funky colours
Place du General-de-Gaulle
My human Danny told me he wouldn’t give me any more chicken for the rest of the day due to the fingers incident. My face cannot hide my disappointment
Despite that we are still best of friends!
Our friend Michael trying to cheer me up after I was told there’d be no more chicken

After our time spent at the plaza we drove around for a bit toward the hills. We stopped at a groovy cafe and then found some nice street art of an old video game character that my human used to play.


A portside cafe in Cherbourg
The French do coffee really well! Vive le France !
Finding some street art in Cherbourg
A closer look at Earthworm Jim, a video game character from the 1990s. Before my time of course.

After our day spent in Cherbourg we hiked up a few hills and took in the sunset over the city.

A much bigger city than I thought!
French flag!
Beautiful sunset!
Goodbye Cherbourg

We enjoyed Cherbourg and we would definitely be back. Four paws! My human recommended a great restaurant that he ate at called Le Maitre Corbeau. He loved the food there. I told him if he brought me some food I’d promise not to bite his fingers again by mistake.

From Le Maitre Corbeau
Looked delicious!

He never did bring it.

Until next time my friends. See you in Mont St. Michel! Au Revoir !

Quai Alexandre III, Cherbourg’s wharf


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