How does this kind of carry on work?
I mean; presumably you'd have to go with a van or a trailer and load it to the hilt to make the trip worth your while, would you?
Is Cherbourg a nice town?
Or is it like buying discounted flagons of Linden Village in Rosslare?
I take a car and generally bring about C 150 bottles (No prolems with customs as long as it is for personal consumption--a trailer or van full of wine might be problematic? ) save on average 10 Euro per bottle-so do the sums, anyhow it is an excuse for a trip to France and have a supply of good wine for the year.
Cherbourg is full of wine shops pitched at the Wine tourists particularly from the UK. However I would advise buying from the Supermarkets Carrefour or the massive Auchan on the outskirts of Cherbourg. They have a fantastic range of good wines at competitive price and frequently offers from particular Chateaus.
Cherbourg is not particularly interesting, has a naval museum with a decomissioned Nuclear Sub. However it can be a base for day trips to the D Day beaches and Bayeau. You can even do a day train trip to Paris for about 40 Euro return