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Atlantic Port, Nantes - Saint-Nazaire

Domaine(s) : Local industry

Region : Pays de la Loire

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The facilities of the the Atlantic port of Nantes - Saint-Nazaire are built over 20,000 hectares between the two cities.

The visit here in Sain-Nazaire starts from dowtown to the Donges refinery through Montoir de Bretagne where is located the methane port.

Explained by a guide, the tour will take you to:
- The Harbour Master,
- The terminal refrigeration
- The fruit terminal,
- The terminal for heavy transports
- The dry docks,
- The submarine base,
- The history of the port will also be explained.
Then, out of Saint-Nazaire you will continue by road to see:
- The 7 petroleum posts
- The Donges refinery,
- The coal terminals, the food, multi-bulk, tanker, general cargo and containers (TMDC) and truck ones.


The tour lasts 2 hours.

It is mandatory to book in advance (2 days in advance is usually enough).

Booking can be done at: +33 (0)810888444 (N°Azur, local rate).

The annual closure of tourist facilities is from January the 1st to February the 5th. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The start of the tour is the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire. To get there, follow the signs 'VILLE-PORT'.

Pets are not allowed during the visit.

The purpose of the tour is given by the fact that everything that go through these ports is something that we use in our daily lives. For instance, products that pass through the port, the activities it generates, the energy that is imported from here.


Port Autonome Nantes Saint-Nazaire
1 Rue Morees
44550 Montoir de Bretagne

Saint-Nazaire : N 47°16'50'', O 02°12'31''

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