Saint-Nazaire

      Pays de la Loire

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At 15 minutes away at the South of the famous beach of La Baule, located at the end of the river the Loire (the longest river in France), Saint-Nazaire is an industrial city par excellence.

Its industrial centers are many and of major interest.
Thus we find:
- The very large commercial port,
- The submarine base,
- The industrial center with the impressive facilities for the airplane A380,
- Shipyards.

To help the visitors to understand the past, present & future issues of this city, many tours are organized in these focuses, and museums have also been created, such as:
- Escal'Atlantic,
- Eco-Museum,
- The visit of the submarine Espadon (Swordfish).

At last, the city remembers and pays tribute to a dark period of the humanity with the memorial against the slavery located near the eco-museum.



44600 Saint-Nazaire

Located in the Pays de la Loire, and more accurately in the department of Loire-Atlantique, Saint Nazaire is accessible from Nantes just taking the N165 then the N171 westbound along the Loire.

N 47°16'50'', O 02°12'31''


To visit the city corretly and quietly, several days to a short week is better.
It is also to be noted that the visits to Airbus factories and shipyards require a booking two weeks in advance (delay reduced to 2 days for European Union citizens).

Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.



Nazaire is a mutating city and intellectual opening and incitated curiosity are two main goals.

The bridge that crosses the estuary of the Loire is to really see.



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