Saint-Nazaire, nicknamed the ‘city by the sea’, is on the Loire Estuary and the Atlantic Coast.
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Saint-Nazaire, "City by the sea"
It is a lively place with plenty to do all year round ! It has a rich industrial heritage and is a great place for industrial tourism. Visit the Chantiers Navals shipyards to see how the finest ocean liners in the world are built and hear a few interesting stories too. After the sea, the air ! The Airbus factory to be exact ! Here you can tour the different workshops with a guide to see how aircraft are constructed.
A new attraction opened in 2018 : EOL is a discovery centre dedicated to wind turbines, the other giants of the seas.
The city is undergoing radical transformation and turning more and more towards the sea with shops, restaurants and seaside activities. The sea front is a great place to walk, cycle or roller-skate. Cycle paths have been widened and street furniture renewed. For evening entertainment, there is an evening producers’ market plus a good choice of shows and other events. Take your choice !
Saint-Nazaire has more than 20 beaches and coves, the longest bridge in France and the coastal footpath. What’s more Tintin, the famous comic strip character, came to Saint-Nazaire ! Strange as it may sound, an episode from the book « The Seven Crystal Balls » takes place in the city.
Drop anchor in Loire-Atlantique to explore the charming « city by the sea » !