Escal'Atlantic, Saint-Nazaire

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#2 of 21 in Museums in Loire-Atlantique
Hop aboard the Escal'Atlantic and take an interactive ride on the high seas. This mock ocean liner, newly renovated in 2013, is an immersion museum where you guide yourself through every nook and cranny of a luxury boat, even the bridge. Almost every display has an interactive game installed that challenges you to become a ship’s captain, or a shipping company owner. You'll be responsible for guiding your vessel to success.

The history and economy of the entire world was once reliant on steam driven ocean liners. This museum retells that history, emphasizing the ocean liner’s vital role in the bigger picture of humanity’s development. Arrange your visit to Escal'Atlantic and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saint-Nazaire using our Saint-Nazaire trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The pieces are not reproduced true to reality way. It is expected 1 h 30 visit while we had already finished in 25 min. Objects and furniture are not really put in value. 39 euros for 4 is really the flight!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very interesting tour, wide open spaces. We feared in the rain d confronted the crowd, but finally not being. We were able to fully appreciate. It's hard to believe that in this framework of concrete army is a "Museum". We recommend!
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  • August 17, 2017
    I did it to her opening and I kept a more vivid memory. The decorations are nice, we almost believe. On the other hand, too many tablets... children are omnubiles from room to room by screens and watch almost more sets. The end of the tour was more dynamic memory 20 years ago. But to discover anyway!
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  • August 3, 2016
    Great expo. Give a detailed impression of traveling on the big oceanliners since the beginning around 1840 till the disapeatance around 1960 due to concurrence with flying. Great scenes and soundeffects. After the cafetaria (on deck) is a short but strong movie and a original surprise in the end. :). Located in the concrete bunkers where the U-boats where stationed durin ww2. Probably best expo in St Nazaire.
  • August 14, 2016
    On a cloudy day, we decided to visit Escal'Atlantic and were pleasantly surprised it was a very good exhibit that pleased and entertained the entire family.
  • August 19, 2016
    Super
  • August 25, 2017
    One of the sights not to be missed during a visit in Saint-Nazaire for the nostalgic Atlantic crossings aboard the giants of the seas. Pleasant home. Immersion guaranteed, documented, and very attractive for the whole family... We are very quickly plunges in the atmosphere of the steamers of the beginning and the middle of the last century. Not too many people during our visit (3rd week of August). Rate however pricey which may put off a large family...
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  • August 31, 2017
    Excellent simulation of liner. You can feel the passion of the people who designed this project through the quality of these replenishment. There is a little the wheelhouse which was the only cheap and few interesting visit. A big thank you to the people who organize and monitor the visit for their kindness and professionalism to the people with reduced mobility who accompanied me.
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