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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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  • It is a journey through time to the liners of yesteryear very rewarding stroll in a reproduction of a boat of the cabins at the bridges through the dining room, the engine room, cockpit... etc all furnished and decorated with interactive screens giving you a wealth of information in short time and very good Atlantic experience
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  • Escal'Atlantic kidnapped them not only in the history of the transatlantic liner shipping, they have also the feeling to be located. Not a Museum, it is much more of an overall presentation with audience participation and a surprise at the end.
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  • The décor is very successful, it was really like aboard the Normandy! I who love art deco, I was served. Stop you at the bar to extend the magic of the place.
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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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