Cherbourg (or as its officially called since 2000: Cherbourg-Octeville) is a city in the French region of Normandie. The city has around 50,000 inhabitants and is a major port city with regular ferries from the UK and Ireland.
Regular services operate to Paris via Caen and local TER services operate from Cherbourg to Lisieux via Caen and to Rennes via Saint-Lô.
See also International Telephone Calls
La Poste in France is also referred to as the PTT (short for postes, télégraphes et téléphones). The mailboxes are painted bright yellow and often there is a slot for local city mail and another slot for "outside mail". Normally there is a queue in the post office, but most of the post offices have the self service machine installed which is quite easy to operate. Nowadays many of the tabac and even some of the souvenir shops also sell postage stamps. Normally an overseas postcard costs almost as much as sending a letter.
Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 7:00pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Apart from the basic job of mailing letters, most of the post offices do some banking activities also and some even have photocopy machines and cyber cafes for internet access.
as well as Peter (5%)
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