Musée de la Libération, Cherbourg-Octeville

A fascinating military museum, Musée de la Libération is dedicated to the Ordre de la Libération, France's second national order after the Légion d'honneur, which was created in 1940 by General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces. At this site, you can enjoy three galleries and six rooms of displays documenting the history of the Free French Forces, de Gaulle's manuscripts, resistance activities, and the concentration camps.

You might find the precious artifacts displayed especially interesting. Showcases contain more than 4,000 objects such as uniforms, weapons, clandestine press and leaflets, transmitters, flags taken to the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, the first naval flags of Free France, and relics from the camps. The hall of honor is dedicated to General de Gaulle. By using our Cherbourg-Octeville attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Musée de la Libération and other attractions in Cherbourg-Octeville.
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  • Nice view of the harbor of Cherbourg, in this high place full of history. Modern rooms with a beautiful staging, pleasant to visit.
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  • Well rendered atmosphere of this period of before, during and after war. With a few very interesting propaganda posters. Very welcoming.
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  • Friendly staff. Free entry for the 26 year-old. Well done Museum. Lots of photos and images of time as well as objects. Amazing view from the top of the fort on the city of cherbourg. Not to be missed
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  • Good steep walk, may be better to go up in a car, there is free car parking realy good view from the top see all over the town and harbour.
  • Little or no information about the actual fortress and no access to the cannon batteries below (separate tour). That being said, the museum provides interesting facts about the area during the WW2. Some English information lacking here and there, but all in all good. Nice walk up and a great view of the city. Used around 45 minutes there.
  • Great view, interesting and well done displays.
  • Beautiful exposition, well put together, tells the story very well, worth the visit.
  • One of the best places to be in Cherbourg. Sunday free entrance

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