The pages you will find here are designed to help you prepare a visit, either as a tourist or on a business trip, and to discover the various facets of the town.
Places to discover in Saint-Nazaire
Saint-Nazaire is a port and an estuary town which, while becoming a major industrial centre, has kept the charm of the beaches and coves of the Loire river mouth. Several famous people have also helped make history here.
- Ecomusée, a voyage through time
- The Submarine base, was during the war, a major objective for allied bombers
- The submarine Espadon
- Escal'Atlantic, a cruise through the history and legends of the great ocean liners. The Ville-Port, between the town centre and the dockyards, the Ville-Port is based around the urban development proposals drawn up by Manuel de Sola Morales.
- The docks by night, choreography of light and shadow designed by Yann Kersalé.
- Saint-Nazaire Port...Magical, standing squarely on the estuary, Saint-Nazaire can take in the Loire and the Atlantic Ocean with a single glance.
- History and legends of the great ocean liners, at the beginning of the 19th century, Saint-Nazaire was a small pilot station with 600 inhabitants.
- Tati, after the triumph of "Jour de Fête", which won the Grand Prix of French cinema in 1949, Jacques Tati set out to depict "the simple life, the holiday atmosphere" at Saint-Marc and Saint-Nazaire.
- Tintin, during his twenty-three adventures, Tintin covered all five continents, the three oceans and the moon. And Saint-Nazaire was one of the sixty or so cities and towns, real or imaginary, which he visited.
- Saint-Nazaire, town of the twenty beaches.
- The tumulus at Dissignac, one of Brittany's most important megalithic sites
- The Jardin des Plantes by the sea
- Parks and gardens : the Lake at Le Bois Joalland, Bois de Porcé, Parc Paysager…
- The surrounding area : the Côte d'Amour, the Salt Marshes, La Brière…
- The areas's principal assets, an industrial environment