Nantes St. Nazaire

Nantes St. Nazaire

The Machines


NANTES - ST. NAZAIRE 3 terminals are available in our estuary to accommodate cruise liners: in Nantes city centre, Montoir-de-Bretagne and St. Nazaire. Our destination is the natural gateway to the Loire Valley Castles, Guérande Medieval city or Muscadet Vineyard. The cruise guests will enjoy the historical Nantes: a city of Arts, History and Shopping! Or St. Nazaire area, a first step for industrial tourism (STX Shipyard or Airbus factory) Our highlights • The attraction "Machines of Ile de Nantes": a giant elephant weighting in at 40 tons and 12 m high (can carry up to 30 passengers on trips along the river) or a huge Carousel inaugurated in 2013 • The gothic cathedral of St. Pierre (1434) in Nantes • The Musée des Arts displaying paintings by Monet, de la Tour, Delacroix. • Escal'atlantic in St. Nazaire: the ocean liner experience • The Salt Marshes close to Guérande and the Brière Natural Park


Salt Marshes close to Guérande Medieval City
Take the time to discover the world of Guérande salt. Discover its history, how it is produced and how it is used. Visit the salt marshes with “Terre de Sel”.
The Castle of Nantes
The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany is the first of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley after the Atlantic Ocean.
The Elephant & Machine of the Ile of Nantes
At the crossroads of Jules Verne's "imaginary world" here extraordinary machines are brought to life. Come and discover the giant elephant and the new Carousel opened in 2013.
Muscadet Vineyard
The 11,500 hectares of Muscadet vineyards cover the largest area in the Loire Valley. Crisp, light and fruity, the different Loire Valley wines make an ideal match for the local cuisine.