Fort du Roule - Cherbourg Museum of the Liberation

Perched on top of Roule hill (alt. 112m/367ft), the fort of the same name features underground fortifications and the Museum of the Liberation. Both a place of remembrance and a historic centre, this museum charts the dark years of France between 1940-1944, passing from shadow (exodus, occupation, propaganda) to light (Allied landing, Liberation, reconstruction of the port). Splendid view over Cherbourg, the harbours, arsenal and the huge stretch of water (1,500ha/3,706 acres).

Useful information

Address:

Fort-du-Roule - montée des Résistants, 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville

Phone:

+33 2 33 20 14 12

Price:

4 € (-26 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm, weekends 1pm-6pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 1 May, Whitsun, 14 Jul, 15 Aug, 25 Dec

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