Two days in Saint-Nazaire is all you need to see the very best bits of the seaside town. From your hotel, set off to discover a 6,000-year-old dolmen, beaches, and a harbor surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants. Le Grand Café, the town’s contemporary art center, makes for a pleasant cultural pit stop. So does the ecomuseum, where you’ll find out all about Saint-Nazaire’s heritage through models, films and eyewitness accounts. Your hotel is also not far at all from the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, which is well worth a visit.
Are you calling the Première Classe hotel in Saint-Nazaire home for a week? Then get your comfy shoes on, as it’s a great chance to roam through the Pays de la Loire. The harbor, museums and Chantiers de l'Atlantique are all great, but there’s so much more to explore. Take a trip to La Baule, Guérande, Nantes
, Pornic or Le Croisic, all within easy reach. For a breath of fresh sea air you could walk part of the Sentier des Douaniers, that goes all the way from Saint-Nazaire to Mont-Saint-Michel. The Parc de Brière is also a wonderful place to get back to nature and check out the local wildlife.
All settled in your hotel room? Then there’s not a moment to lose: head out and enjoy your family stay in Saint-Nazaire. The town has a proud seafaring heritage, and there are plenty of maritime activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Prepare for a journey over or under the waves with a trip to the Ecomuseum and its models, the former Espadon submarine that has been converted into a museum or the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyards. Fun fact: there are six murals across the town of frames from the Tintin series, ‘The 7 Crystal Balls’. They were painted in locations where the story was set.