Cherbourg

benw

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Feeling quite pleased with a 14 hr passage Brighton to Cherbourg over night Weds. Now sitting out low due later. Any ideas from South Cst boaters for eateries and shoreside distractions for crew for next few days whilst I change filters etc having conked out as we arrived! Any ECF boats around we are on pontoon N, kettle is usually on. Ben
 

Gelfie

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Catch a bus from outside the the Marie to the gardens above and to the east of the town. Also from the same place to the supermarket complex above the town. you can do this for a couple of Euros and it's a regular service.
 

laika

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Catch a bus from outside the the Marie to the gardens above and to the east of the town. Also from the same place to the supermarket complex above the town. you can do this for a couple of Euros and it's a regular service.

Jardin Publique is really nice and has a little sort of zoo thing. Personally I'd walk there.

Market in place centrale on saturday iirc.
 

andyp

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My favourite restaurant in Cherbourg is La Pantagruel.

Meat cooked on wood fire in front of you - perfectly!!

Busy, so call ahead or risk them being full, 0233030831. 43 Rue Tour Carree.
 

Giblets

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You could always dry out and scrub the bottom as a certain well known forumite does when visiting C'bourg! :encouragement:
 

libertyman

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If you are interested in relatively recent history La Batterie de Roule is worth a visit. Cave system excavated by the Germans from which they held out for 2-3 weeks after D-Day. The Musee de Liberation is in the Fort above the caves. Quite sobering to realise what a close-run thing it all was.
 

Spuddy

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The Cafe de Paris does a good fish soup. Is the market on a Saturday? If so that's worth a wander - excellent sausages. The library/art gallery sometimes has a worthwhile exhibition
 

GrahamD

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If you want to treat yourself, there is one high end restaurant "Le Pily" in Rue Grande Rue near the market. Reasonably expensive, but we have had two fabulous meals there. The current exchange rate helps reduce the cost.

If you have bikes, it is worth riding out east beyond the harbour walls. Some nice beaches and beach restaurants there

The Aquarium also good.
 

benw

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Blowing a hoolie right now and Gale8 all night, plans will invole watching flimsy cockpit covers take flight as well as some fish fro Le marche. Looks like we are here for a couple of days before heading to Ch Isles. Triple mooring lines to boot!
 

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Ok pm Re: Cherbourg

Feeling quite pleased with a 14 hr passage Brighton to Cherbourg over night Weds. Now sitting out low due later. Any ideas from South Cst boaters for eateries and shoreside distractions for crew for next few days whilst I change filters etc having conked out as we arrived! Any ECF boats around we are on pontoon N, kettle is usually on. Ben
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We are holed up in Goes. Nicely tucked, away behind the block of flats to the NW of us. Pissing with rain though,40kts forecast from the NW.
 
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