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La Cité de la Mer - Congresses - Events

The Cité de la Mer, located in the port of Cherbourg’s former Gare Maritime Transatlantique (where passengers once arrived to board iconic ocean liners), can offer a whole range of spaces, mainly suited to the organisation of corporate events. In all, the place can provide 10,000m2 of space, entirely renovated in Art Deco style, reflecting the golden age of the transatlantic liners, with all the charm and majesty of those times guaranteed… today !

©La Cité de la Mer - Thierry Séni

L'Auditorium de 350 places

The Cité de la Mer offers all manner of options for organising your corporate events:

- a conference centre set within the Art Deco halls of the former Gare Maritime Transatlantique de Cherbourg;

- a submarine, 17 aquaria and the Salle des Bagages (Luggage Room), for receptions and private tours;

- the Grande Halle (formerly the Halle des Trains de la Gare Maritime, where the trains arrived), now turned into an exhibition hall.




Do you have a particular project in mind? Our dedicated team is ready to put itself at your disposal and to advise and support you, all with a smile and a good sense of humour.

©La Cité de la Mer

Salle des Pas Perdus

For further information, advice or an estimate...

Contact the event service of la Cité de la Mer :

Pascale CHAPRON :

Tél : +33 (0)6 72 04 85 81


Sandrine ENEE :


Tél : +33 (0)6 08 68 23 39



The main amenities of La Cité de la Mer :


Salle SNCF

Our Congress Centre

©La Cité de la Mer - Sylvain Guichard

Sous marin Le Redoutable

Our submarine Le Redoutable


La Cité de la Mer_Océan du Futur_Salon Jules Verne

Our aquarium spaces



©La Cité de la Mer

Salle des Bagages

Our luggage room

©Cité de la Mer

Salon Grande Halle

Our large Hall