We are delighted to be able to offer our customers cheap Cherbourg airport car rental. The airport is 11 km from the port of Cherbourg and there is no public transport from the airport into the town, a hire car or a taxi are your only options.
Begin your holiday in Cherbourg with car hire using two of Britain's leading car hire companies. We offer online bookings with discounted car hire at Cherbourg airport. Both of our car rental suppliers have specialist telephone staff on hand waiting to answer any extra queries that might arise before or after renting a car.
With a spectacular coastline and sandy beaches, Cherbourg is not your usual seaside destination. Cherbourg, officially called Cherbourg-Octeville occupies the Cotentin Peninsular, an area of 18 miles and an intriguing mixture of scenery.
Through Cherbourg, the delights of Normandy and the Basse-Normandie region are easily obtainable. Take your pick from all that is on offer in The Hague peninsular, the Val de Saire countryside and the east and west of Cherbourg.
Cherbourg is primarily recognised for its Cherbourg-Chantereyne Marina and Cherbourg deep water port and is ten miles from the main sea route upon the English Channel. Cherbourg’s cross channel ferries to England (Portsmouth and Poole) and Ireland (Rosslare) are operated by Brittany, Irish and Celtic Link ferry companies.
An increasingly popular destination, Cherbourg is today additionally served by Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport which is approximately eleven kilometres outside of the town centre.
Although many use Cherbourg as a vessel through which to explore the north west of France, there are some attractions here that are worthy of a slot on your jam-packed sightseeing itinerary.
In Cherbourg itself, there are on offer, the Liberation Museum at Fort du Roule, the Cite de la Mer aquarium (complete with tour of its decommissioned nuclear submarine) and among others, the Ludiver Observatory and Planetarium. Other sight seeing opportunities in and around town include the Thomas Henry Fine Arts Museum, 19th century Cherbourg Theatre and the annual Cherbourg Regatta.
Step outside of Cherbourg and prepare to be amazed at the islet of Mont Saint Michel. With an area of around one kilometre, although it is located right next door to Britanny, the Mont does not actually belong to Britanny. Additionally its situation is about a kilometre from the coastline of northern France, near the estuary of the Couesnon River and although well signposted cannot be missed! Clutching a composition of granite rocks and hosting a Benedictine Abbey the Mont is considered by many to be the symbol of Normandy. Joining the abbey and a small population, is an 11th century church with an impressive steeple lending to the unmistakably Gothic air that it has about it. Interestingly, the Mont was considered a ‘tidal island’ when once it became an island at high tide and at low tide it was connected via a a natural bridge made from land. Modern construction has put paid to these old-fangled methods of living according to the rules of the tide.
In addition to the impressive Mont Saint Michel is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Havre. Having barely survived the campaign of unrelenting bombing during the Second World War, the courage of Le Havre was rewarded by a unique facelift which embraces the traditional with the contemporary architectural styles. Much of Normandy was left in a state of disrepair after 1944 but nowhere received the high standards of urban planning that Le Havre enjoyed. Thanks to the architect Auguste Perret, the city exemplified new styles of post-war town planning.
The Abbey du Bec, situated between the towns of Rouen and Le Havre, in Le Bec-Hellouin is one not to miss! The eleventh century saw the Benedictine monastery built by the hands of the ancestors of William the Conqueror.
Once where the Norman invaders originated, Normandy in the middle ages saw the last successful onslaught of invaders into England.
The landscape of Normandy is varied from granite cliffs to vast beaches and farmland but the main reason for Normandy’s desirability to tourists is because of its D-Day history. Today, within the Normandy towns of Cherbourg, Caen, Carentan there is very little to remind visitors of its war-time participation as much of it was destroyed during the Normandy Invasion in 1944.
Moving away from the wartime heritage of Normandy, there is the delightful Pays d’Auge agricultural region, the typical half timbered houses peppered across the countryside as we;ll as an ample supply of cathedrals, castles and abbeys to titillate you on your travels. Once the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, Normandy boasts its bridge, the Pont de Normandie. Easily recognised for its upside down ‘Y’ pylons, the bridge took an astounding seven years for its construction work to reach completion in 1995.
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The Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport
is located about 11 kilometres on the East of Cherbourg-Octeville
It is only possible to access the airport via taxi or to drive yourself. The duration of a taxi ride into Cherbourg from the airport is fifteen minutes and costs around 17 euros.