Submarine Espadon and Saint-Nazaire heritage Museum
Visit the submarine âEspadonâ
and find out what it was like for 65 men to live for weeks on end beneath the wavesâ¦ with only one shower between them!
The French submarine Espadon (âswordfishâÂ in French) is open to visitors inside the fortified lock of the harbour of Saint-Nazaire. The lock as a matter of fact used to be the very first harbour entrance, dating back to 1856; during World War 2, it was fortified by the German army to be part of the huge submarine base.
The EcomusÃ©e, located on the outside of the harbour, directly facing the Loire estuary, is a museum about the historic, industrial and maritime heritage of Saint-Nazaire and its surrounding area. It is an invitation to travel through time, discoveringÂ how Saint-Nazaire became a thriving transatlantic harbour in the 19th century, was destroyed during World War 2, rebuilt in the 1950âs.
Adults : 10 â¬ / Children 4 - 17 : 5 â¬ / Reduced 8,50 â¬
Adults 5 â¬ / Children 4 - 17 2,50 â¬ / Reduced 4 â¬
Reduced price for Pass Nantes card holders