Tourism

Saint-Nazaire

  Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire dates from only the second-half of the 19th century, having been almost entirely rebuilt after 1945.

Despite this, the area has some of the most stunning examples of Neolithic art in the whole region.

Due to the town’s past, during which it was built twice in one century, it mainly boasts 20th-century heritage.

In all areas of the town, there are architecture, monuments and interesting constructions to discover. Art is also a key part of the picture.

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BRIÈRE NATURAL PARK

  Guerande

Ten minutes’ drive from the hotel… You won’t fail to fall in love with the Brière natural park. Situated in the heart of the Guérande Peninsula, or Presqu’île Guérandaise in French, the Brière natural park transports you to a whole other world.

You can visit the park on foot, by bike, in a canoe or take a trip on a chaland (a small flat-bottomed boat traditional to the area). For a fun activity with family or friends, try the park’s ‘Accrobranche’ rope course.

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Submarine base in Saint Nazaire

  Saint-Nazaire

Building of this U-boat pen began in early 1941.

At 300 metres long and 150 metres wide, 450,000 cubic metres of concrete were required in its construction.

It has 14 cells or chambers, eight of which were used as dry docks for repairing U-boats, while six larger docks allowed vessels to stay afloat.

Two U-boat flotillas were housed at the base. The complex stretches over an area of four hectares in total, and its upper slab of concrete is four metres thick.

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La Baule

  La Baule

La Baule-Escoublac is a seaside resort and town on the Côte d’Amour in Loire-Atlantique. It is famed for its long beach which runs the length of Pouliguen Bay, and is a very popular destination with holidaymakers.

Lined by almost seven kilometres of sandy beach, La Baule, whose inhabitants are known in French as “les Baulois”, is proud to be classed as one of the “most beautiful beaches in Europe”.

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