At the end of the peninsula of Cotentin stands the city of Cherbourg, a fishing and sailing port. Greatly enjoyed by tourists, the city is full of parks and gardens (Montebello) and remarkable religious buildings (Saint-Martin's Church, Saint-Bartholomew's Chapel and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity).
Cherbourg is one of the best spots for surfing in Normandy. The waves can reach over 3 metres high.
This space stretches out over 44 acres. It is home to one of the last rotunda greenhouses of the 19th century in Lower Normandy.
It measures 5 metres high and 5.5 metres wide. Written on its base is the following sentence: "I will re-create the wonders of Egypt in Cherbourg".
The city's different markets are extremely varied. The specialities change depending on the day: meat, vegetables, etc., but also live poultry-yard animals, general goods, flowers, and so on.
Multifunctional, it serves as a marina and a base for cruises, trade and the military. It can be seen in the French movie "Deux jours à Tuer".
It is the largest artificial harbour in the world, with a surface area of around 37,000 acres; at low tide it can reach a depth of 13 metres.
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