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Submarine l'Espadon, Saint-Nazaire

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A prime example of French naval innovation, Submarine l'Espadon started as a target for torpedo practice, but ended up impressing the naval community by successfully making a journey under ice in the Norwegian Sea at far as 70 degrees north. Docked as a museum ship since 1987, she can be seen in all her glory resting at port. Peruse the complexity of the control room and admire the ingenious design that allowed this vessel to conquer the cold and ice under the sea’s immense pressure. Add Submarine l'Espadon to your Saint-Nazaire travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint-Nazaire vacation trip planner.
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  • We found that it had aged badly and so, we were rather disappointed! But I recognize that we become aware of the difficulty of the lives of these sailors. It will not keep a great memory!
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  • Visit a submarine! It's so rare that even if the visit is short (Yes it does not 3 days or 400 m 2!) It is still extremely interesting, for large and smaller old enough to understand.
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  • Very worthwhile visit. Good for a couple of hours aswell as exploring the Nazi submarine pens which is the real attraction and a must see  more »