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Submarine Espadon and Saint-Nazaire heritage Museum

Visit the submarine ‘Espadon’

and find out what it was like for 65 men to live for weeks on end beneath the waves… with only one shower between them!

The French submarine Espadon

Discover what life was like aboard the submarine Espadon where 65 crew members had to share cramped space and a single shower. From the crew’s living quarters to the torpedo room, the first French submarine to have dived beneath the Arctic ice field reveals its secrets.

Audioguided tour, 30 minutes. Booking required. 


The Ecomusée

The heritage museum Ecomusée deals with the industrial and maritime history of Saint-Nazaire. It is an invitation to travel through time, to discover how the city’s privileged location between the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean has shaped its destiny. Collections, documents and scale models bear witness to the city’s extraordinary history.

Self-guided tour of approx. 45 minutes. No booking required.


Submarine Espadon
Adults : 10 € / Children 4 - 17 : 5 € / Reduced : 8,50 €

Museum Ecomusée
Adults 5 € / Children 4 - 17 : 2,50 € / Reduced : 4 €

Reduced price for Pass Nantes card holders


Avenue de la Forme Ecluse
44600 Saint-Nazaire


02 28 540 640


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