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Escal'Atlantic, Saint-Nazaire
(3.7/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • A trip to the time of these wonderful vessels, which were high the colours of the France and were a showcase of technology and the hexagonal design. Very nice Museum installed in the alveoli of the submarine base. I recommend this tour without reservation.
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  • Very beautiful place. It really feels in a boat. The final surprise is nice. It retraces the great period of the transantlatique cruises
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  • The visit of escal' Atlantic is a pleasant moment that makes you travel... on-site. Already joining the transatlantic route gives you an idea of the journey ahead, and you will not be disappointed. Imagine the lounges, corridors, a view of the rooms but also on the deck where it's cold and windy: it's off for a while and the wind! Finally, jump in the lifeboat to avoid the wreck and you have returned to the dock after an enchantment that teenagers love.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • extremely disappointed. I went there when j was a child and it was perfect but the changes makes it much worse. If c is a first come. If not go your way
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  • Visit transports you into the world of cruise ships and the decorations are very well restored. We enjoyed the promenade deck and our 4 year old son asks to return. The price is quite high.
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  • To do. Beautiful discovery, you think you're onboard d a steamer! Quick stop at the bar before the nice movie session. Do not hesitate to visit the Sub sailor swordfish!
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