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Escal'Atlantic, Saint-Nazaire

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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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  • This is an experience which takes you back to the great ships built in Saint Nazaire - real history brought to life with theatre. The vignettes are so well thought through - the best being the promena...  more »
  • This is the best museum of ocean liners that I have seen. It combines good histrical coverage and excellent artifacts with an accessible and engaging approach to display. It makes good use of an other...  more »
  • Wow!! So in the middle of nowhere you will find this gem. A cruise ship within a warehouse disguised as a musuem that hold very big functions. I don't want to spoil the suprises here but if you in the...  more »
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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.
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  • Beautiful museum about the oceanliners that over the years in this city are built. You also can walk through some of the interiors and imagine yourself sometimes on the ship.
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  • Bravo d recovery a hostile place to a smart place curious and instructive. Price returned a bit expensive for a family.
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