The ‘not to be missed’
The not to be missed visits and places of interest to discover all there is to know about the town and its history, deeply etched in its maritime heritage include:
- l’Escal’Atlantic, which turns the spot-light on the majestic transatlantic cruise ships and the regular routes across the ocean (a fascinating subject linked to the town of Saint-Nazaire twice over by virtue of its status as a site of naval construction and former transatlantic port). This particular site of interest to visitors has be award the quality label of ‘Qualité Tourisme’.
- The submarine l’Espadon, a French submarine dating back to the 1950’s, which is moored in a lock of the impressive submarine base which dominates the port of Saint-Nazaire ;
- l’Écomusée the museum which tells the story of this town built and then rebuilt in a single century;
- The boat trip Saint-Nazaire sur mer, to discover our town ‘as seen from the ocean’s waves’, the very best way to appreciate it from every angle; as well as the guided tours of the major players of local industry : the naval Shipyards, the Aeronautical giant and the port itself.