Guided City Tours

Visiting also means the opportunity to explore, stroll and feel overwhelmed by the beauty of a contrasting and sparkling city. Get to know Saint-Nazaire by joining a guided tour! Our guides are eager to share their passion for the city with you.

Next tours in 2020 !

 

Guided Tours of the

Submarine base

Experience the outstanding history of the submarine base in Saint-Nazaire with a guided tour or a sensory course:

Guided tour: “La base sous-marine, histoire d’une reconquête” (The Submarine Base and how it was recaptured)

The massive submarine base, built as a defensive fortress by the German army during World War II, still dominates the harbour site today. The submarine pens are now home to tourist and cultural venues. Take a guided tour and uncover the mysteries of this huge monument!

  • Next tours in 2020!
  • Approx. 1¼ hours.
  • Tour in French.
  • Meeting point: submarine base, near the Tourist Office
  • Make savings thanks to the ‘forfait Patrimoine’: Écomusée + 1 guided tour “La base sous-marine, histoire d’une reconquête” (see details in the Practical Info section below)
  • Themed tours: see the ‘Saison patrimoine’ programme.

Guided Tour/Sensory course: “Sensations béton” (Concrete Feelings)

For the whole family

Close your eyes and keep your ears open as you are touching and feeling the submarine base. A playful and sensory experience for the whole family (children aged 6 and up) and a unique way to discover the submarine base!

  • Next tours in 2020!
  • Approx. 1¼ hours.
  • Tour in French.
  • Meeting point: submarine base, near the Tourist Office
  • Make savings thanks to the ‘forfait Patrimoine’: Écomusée + 1 guided tour “Sensations béton” (see details in the Practical Info section below)
  • Themed tours: see the ‘Saison patrimoine’ programme.
Guided Tour

"Les halles de Saint-Nazaire"

Guided Tour: “Les halles de Saint-Nazaire” (The Central Market Hall)

A new market hall was built in 1958. The architect Claude Dommée designed a reinforced concrete building meeting the consumers’ needs while being integrated into the architecture of the square, which is a symbol of the reconstruction of Saint-Nazaire. This unique guided tour provides the opportunity to enjoy delicious local produce while gazing at the market hall ceiling.

  • Next tours in 2020!
  • Approx. 1 hour.
  • Tour in French.
  • Meeting point: rue Jean Jaurès, in front of the market hall
  • Make savings thanks to the ‘forfait Patrimoine’: Écomusée + 1 guided tour “Halles de Saint-Nazaire” (see details in the Practical Info section below)
  • Themed tours: see the ‘Saison patrimoine’ programme.
Guided Tour

"Un tour de Saint-Nazaire en 90 min"

Guided Tour: “Un tour de Saint-Nazaire en 90 minutes” (90-minute city tour of Saint-Nazaire)

This walking tour invites you to witness the city’s heritage of the 19th to 21th centuries. Discover the different facets and developments of a seaside port city and expand your vision of Saint-Nazaire beyond old ideas. Highlights: you will stroll around the former train station, get a better understanding of the 1950s architecture at the Avenue de la République and admire the “Belle Epoque” villas in La Havane neighbourhood… before heading to the seafront promenade.

  • Next tours in 2020 !
  • Approx. 1½ hours.
  • Tour in French.
  • Meeting point: submarine base, near the Tourist Office
  • Make savings thanks to the ‘forfait Patrimoine’: Écomusée + 1 guided tour “Un tour de Saint-Nazaire en 90min” (see details in the Practical Info section below)
  • Themed tours: see the ‘Saison patrimoine’ programme.

Practical Information

Prices – City Tours

Full Reduced* Children aged 4-17
€6 €5 €3
Make savings thanks to the ‘forfait Patrimoine’
Écomusée + 1 guided city tour
Full Reduced* Children aged 4-17
€10 €8 €5
*Reduced price (on presentation of proof): students, job seekers, people with disabilities with one accompanying person

Free admission for children under the age of 4 and annual PASS holders

Where can I buy tickets?

  • On this website
  • On site, 3 ticket offices: submarine base, fortified lock and Écomusée

Means of payment: cash, credit card (VISA and Mastercard)

 

Accessibility

  • Mobility impairment: the tours are wheelchair accessible
  • Deaf and hearing impaired visitors: no specific arrangement
  • Blind and visually impaired visitors: no specific arrangement
  • Mentally impaired visitors: the tours do not contain any potentially problematic elements

For further clarification or information, please call +33 (0)2 28 540 640