Cherbourg (France)

Cherbourg is smallish city in France's north-west coast, by the English Channel. The city's climate is mostly marine, summers being cool (+15 C) and winters being mild (+4 C). Rainfalls are mostly get from Ocotber to January. In the city there is quite big sea themed museum and the city's harbor is one of last where RMS Titanic stopped before sinking. Also many cargo ships and ferrys leave from the city over the English Channel to England or Ireland.

Population: 42,318
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not required, but most people tip in the 5 to 10% bracket when the service is good.
Time in destination: Jan 18, 2021, 8:00:38 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 44.8 48.0 41.5 13
February 44.2 47.7 40.8 11
March 46.6 50.2 43.0 10
April 48.6 52.7 44.4 9
May 53.1 57.6 48.6 8
June 57.6 62.1 52.9 7
July 61.2 65.8 56.7 6
August 62.6 67.1 58.1 6
September 60.6 64.6 56.5 9
October 56.1 59.9 52.3 12
November 50.5 54.0 47.3 14
December 47.1 50.4 43.7 14

More information: Cherbourg forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Cherbourg is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $79.96, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $268.21, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $22.55
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $32.97
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.27
  • Meal, McDonalds: $10.30
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $16.37

More information: Cherbourg price level


Cherbourg has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 50.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 69.2 (a little weaker than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 42.8 (a little better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Cherbourg safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe