Things to do in Saint-Nazaire

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Start with the Top Sights in Saint-Nazaire

If you're in Saint-Nazaire to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Legendia Parc

⭐️ 4.4 (3670)

Saint-Nazaire submarine base

⭐️ 4.4 (2215)


⭐️ 4.4 (2039)

Botanical Garden

⭐️ 4.5 (1560)

sea ​​front

⭐️ 4.5 (1296)

Saint-Nazaire Bridge

⭐️ 4.4 (1294)

GECKOLAND parc de jeux de 0 à 12ans

⭐️ 4.0 (472)


⭐️ 4.1 (469)

Poste de secours - Plage de Villès

⭐️ 4.3 (413)

Visite des chantiers navals de Saint-Nazaire

⭐️ 4.5 (358)

Tumulus Dissignac

⭐️ 4.1 (202)

The top affordable restaurants in Saint-Nazaire

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Saint-Nazaire city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Le Petit Goinfre - Restaurant à Saint-Nazaire

⭐️ 4.3 (1727)

Price Range: $$

La Taverne - Saint Nazaire

⭐️ 4 (1258)

Price Range: $$

Le France - Restaurant de plage

⭐️ 4.3 (1232)

Price Range: $$

Le Transat

⭐️ 4.1 (1174)

Price Range: $$

Le Bar Iodé

⭐️ 4.2 (780)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le 16 Saint-Nazaire

⭐️ 4.4 (769)

Price Range: $$

Le Trou du fut

⭐️ 4.3 (768)

Price Range: $$

L'auberge du menhir

⭐️ 4.4 (509)

Price Range: $$

Le Sabayon

⭐️ 4.7 (435)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant La Compagnie Franco Thaïe

⭐️ 4.4 (350)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Panem

⭐️ 4.5 (329)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Saint-Nazaire

These are curated, high quality experiences in Saint-Nazaire hosted by locals!

Breton Pancakes and Cakes Making

End your night in some of the best bars in Saint-Nazaire

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Saint-Nazaire, curated exclusively for you.

La Baleine Déshydratée Saint-Nazaire

⭐️ 4.1 (2340)

Price Range: $$

Le Trou du fut

⭐️ 4.3 (781)

Price Range: $$

The Black Sheep Tavern

⭐️ 4.6 (477)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (425)

Price Range: $$

L'R du temps

⭐️ 4.1 (396)

Price Range: $

Bar Le Phil'Good

⭐️ 4.2 (315)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (176)

Dom Zébulon- déjeuner-dîner et déguster

⭐️ 4.7 (150)


⭐️ 4.1 (75)

La Paillote

⭐️ 4.5 (54)

La Bronzette

⭐️ 4.6 (48)

Pick from the best places to stay in Saint-Nazaire

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Saint-Nazaire you've come to the right place.


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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Saint-Nazaire?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

La Plage - Place du Commando

⭐️ 4 (1471)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.2 (589)

Price Range: $$$

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  1. Visit Gare Maritime Museum: Marvel at the historic naval architecture and explore the fascinating displays inside the former carriage ship terminal.
  2. Go to Memorial du Souvenir: Pay tribute to the memory of the fallen soldiers at the Memorial du Souvenir and take a moment of contemplation while surrounded by the beautiful gardens.
  3. Explore the Aquarium of Saint-Nazaire: Home to over 800 marine species and 77 tanks, the aquarium of Saint-Nazaire offers an enchanting experience for adults and children alike.

The best time to visit Saint-Nazaire is during summer months, when the weather is warm and pleasant. During this time of the year, Saint-Nazaire's coasts, rivers and forests are filled with visitors and the city's shops and restaurants are all fully opened. The mild temperatures in July and August make it the perfect time to explore Saint-Nazaire's historic neighborhoods, take part in all the outdoor activities, and enjoy the city's beautiful beaches.

Spending three days in Saint-Nazaire will give you plenty of time to explore the city and its attractions. You will be able to take in the beautiful scenery of the natural harbor and have time to visit the boutique and café lined cobblestone streets. There are also many sights and activities to see such as the beaches, museums, and the old fort. Three days is the perfect amount of time to take in all that Saint-Nazaire has to offer.

The city of Saint-Nazaire has a well-developed transportation network, making it easy to move around town. Visitors can get around using the city's tram system, a network of buses and lorries, as well as bike-sharing and car rentals. The city also has excellent infrastructure when it comes to pedestrian access, with many walkways throughout the city. Additionally, visitors can access the nearby city of Nantes by train, which runs multiple times daily.

Saint-Nazaire is a great destination for kids! From the iconic family-friendly amusement park Jardin de la Mer to the interactive Aquabaule aquatic park, there is something to suit the interests of toddlers up through teens. Take a break from all the energy with a leisurely stroll on the Nazaire Harbour Marina boardwalk to observe the local wildlife. Finally, make sure to visit the historic submarine base and its museum to experience what life was like during WW2.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Saint-Nazaire. To start off we'd have to mention Bar L ETOILE, The Black Sheep Tavern, Bar Le Phil'Good. Check out our page on the best bars in Saint-Nazaire.

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