As the last entry was 5 years ago, Il do an update, though there is a useful recent thread HERE
Flew in to clear customs to UK and back out again last week. Based on the uncertainty of the thread linked above I thought it best to be on the safe side so I sent an Email 24hrs beforehand (no reply) to the customs address in the VAC, though the VAC actually states customs are there during ATC hours... The Douaniers were not present either day...
Cherbourg no longer has a CTR, but an RMZ with a friendly AFIS. Fuel is either via Total Card or tell ATC and they will get the English speaking fireman to serve you. Luc & Edith still run the Cafe "Le Coucou de Fouchette" which is as popular as ever and continues to be open Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays.
Landing Fee still 12 Euros, but now if you are an FFA member it is half price at 6 Euros!!
Its generally best to make a hole in the sky.......not the ground...