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Saint-Nazaire

For Groups

Saint-Nazaire is perfect for a group trip, whether it be adults, children or business events. With its many activities, essential tours and surprising places, Saint-Nazaire offers experiences like no other... Are you ready to embark on a journey to the unexpected?

 

Tours designed for

Adult Groups

Whether it’s for a quick visit, a discovery tour of the Brière or a getaway between the ocean and the estuary, Saint-Nazaire is perfect for a group trip.

Our tours

All of our tours are available to groups (booking essential). In addition, we offer discovery tours in the surroundings of Saint-Nazaire, alongside with our partners of the Guérande Peninsula, the Brière Regional Natural Park, and the Côte de Jade with Pornic or Nantes.

Discovery Day Tours (In French)

Discover the attractions in the harbour area with our tour and meal packages below:

  • “Ici naissent les grands paquebots” (The great oceans liners are born here)

On this tour you will travel through time at Escal’Atlantic “the Ocean Liner Experience”, and visit the shipyard where the world’s largest cruise ships are under construction.

  • “Géants des airs, géants des mers” (Giants of the seas, giants of the skies)

This tour makes you discover the Nazairian know-how in building cruise ships and aircrafts: you will visit the shipyard and the Airbus factory.

  • “Autour du port” (Around the harbour)

This tour combines the visits to Escal’Atlantic, the submarine Espadon and the heritage museum Ecomusée.

For information or booking, please get in touch via email at resagroupes@saint-nazaire-tourisme.com or by phone +33 228 540 809.

You will find documents to help you plan your visit below.

Are you a travel agency? A coach operator? A tour operator? Download our group rates.

Welcome to

School Groups

School groups are very welcome! All our attractions and guided tours are available to school groups. The Ecomusée offers workshops and educational activities. Please note: guided tours and educational workshops are in French.

For further information and prices, please refer to our group brochure, pages 12 and 13.

If you would like to book a school or class visit, please email resagroupes@saint-nazaire-tourisme.com or call +33 228 540 809 and provide us with the following information:

  • tour/workshop required
  • the date of your visit
  • the approximate number of pupils
  • your school contact details

Business Events

Be daring, be innovative!

Want to find an inspiring and authentic venue that will suit your next gathering? Welcome to Saint-Nazaire!

The business affairs department of Saint-Nazaire Agglomération Tourisme is here to provide you with advice and assist you at any stage of your project, building on its extensive know-how and expertise in the destination.

Alongside with our local partners, we provide original turnkey solutions for your business events.

Saint-Nazaire. A stunning destination. A remarkable heritage.

Choosing Saint-Nazaire for your business event, meeting or seminar, means…

  • Unique, extraordinary venues for your gala evenings
  • Trendy and flexible meeting rooms in various locations with a capacity of up to 466 attendees
  • Outstanding offers for incentive tours and activities
  • Turnkey solutions for your meetings and events (catering, accommodation, transport, facilitation, etc.) via a single contact person
  • The expertise of a dedicated team of welcoming and mindful professionals
  • A network of premium partners

Unique in Europe: Escal’Atlantic, an exclusive venue for your “transatlantic” events!

Escal’Atlantic’s exceptional setting, evocative of the golden age of legendary ocean liners, is unique in Europe and represents a spectacular venue for gala evenings and corporate events. Its design is directly inspired by the interiors of yesterday’s ocean liners.
Cocktail receptions or dinners, with or without facilitation, we offer tailor-made solutions for your business events which can take place either in the bar evoking the liner France (1962), or the dining room echoing the liner Normandie (1930s) or the harbour lounge which opens onto the harbour basin of Saint-Nazaire.

Escal’Atlantic offers various possibilities for cocktails and gala evenings, re-creating a very special transatlantic atmosphere. Escal’Atlantic can also be made fully-private: a total surface of more than 3,700 square metres, for up to 300 guests.

Around the harbour: central venues for your meetings or seminars

We make various venues around the submarine base available to businesses. Alongside with our partners Cinéville and Holiday Inn Express***, we offer a complete range of business, accommodation and leisure facilities for maximum effectiveness:

  • 10 meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 466 attendees – Ideal for your meetings, seminars and day studies
  • All equipped with video projectors, screens, laptops, sound systems
  • All wheelchair accessible
  • Free car parks nearby
  • Private spaces for your events – perfect for your receptions, lunches and breaks
  • A both state-of-the-art and intimate hotel
  • 75 rooms offering free WiFi
  • Preferential rates
  • These venues are within walking distance for the departure point of our incentive tours, such as guided tours of the shipyard, the Airbus factory and the harbour terminals. A guided discovery cruise of Saint-Nazaire is also available as an option.

From coworking spaces to a hotel for residential seminars, Saint-Nazaire offers a wide range of modern business facilities with a flexible capacity. Our team is here to help, we will be more than happy to discuss your requirements!

  • Getting to Saint-Nazaire

    By road:

    • Paris: 270 mi / 4¼ hrs (Motorway A11)
    • Angers: 90 mi / 1½ hrs (Motorway A11)
    • Rennes: 77 mi / 1¾ hrs
    • Vannes: 54 mi / 1¼ hrs
    • Les Sables d’Olonne: 104 mi / 2 hrs
    • Nantes: 40 mi / 1 hr
    • La Baule: 9 mi / 15 min

    By rail:

    The high-speed train TGV links Saint-Nazaire to Paris several times a day; allow for approx. 2½ hours on direct trains. Via Nantes, rail connections to and from all over the country.
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    By air:

    Nantes Atlantique airport (less than one hour from Saint-Nazaire): numerous domestic and international flights. Information & booking: +332 40 84 80 00.

    By bus:

    • FlixBus: www.flixbus.co.uk
    • Regional buses from Saint-Nazaire to neighbouring towns (La Baule-Guérande and Pornic-Saint Brévin)

We have organized more than one hundred events… Some of the companies that already work with us include:

  • Ville de Saint-Nazaire
  • Chantiers de l’Atlantique
  • IUT Saint-Nazaire – Université de Nantes
  • RTE France
  • Edeis
  • La Poste
  • Groupe BPCE
  • Manpower
  • GIST
  • Decathlon