Cosmopolitan city, gate to America for half a century, Cherbourg keeps its opening on the world. It develops an international policy, turned towards lasting partnerships on several continents.
The city is twinned with Poole (Great-Britain) and Bremerhaven (Germany) and has started a decentralised cooperation with Coubalan (Sénégal). Economy, culture, youth, sports, solidarity… : the domains of exchanges are eclectic.
Creating international links, the city offers to bring together identical structures from different countries : cultural and youth structures, schools, sport clubs, tourist information centres, health institutions…
Further more, the city also supports local associations working in international solidarity.