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Boulevard de la Legion d'Honneur, 44600, Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 2 28 54 06 40
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Very suprising place

A suprisingly good museum - better than i thought it would be. The idea is to take you through the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Fascinating view of a distant age - fantastic staff.

Having read other reviews here we visited this amazing museum one afternoon. I can highly... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Poole, United Kingdom
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Inside the former submarine base in the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, a hidden treasure lies in store for you. Escal'Atlantic, the ocean liner experience, is a unique interactive visit for the whole family. Audiovisual displays and hands-on activities, display areas inspired by the interiors of ocean liners, 200 authentic objects which were on board liners built in Saint-Nazaire and much more tell the incredible story of the luxurious giants of the oceans.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ocean liner” (6 reviews)
“cruise ship” (7 reviews)
“u boat pens” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Boulevard de la Legion d'Honneur, 44600, Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 2 28 54 06 40

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

A suprisingly good museum - better than i thought it would be. The idea is to take you through the various era of ships and see what life was like on board. It does it well and each section has a suprise in it that...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Having read other reviews here we visited this amazing museum one afternoon. I can highly recommend it. I suffer from claustrophobia and this museum is inside with no outside winidows. The staff could not have been more helpful: I was walked around the whole site...More

Thank ventdusud2
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I find French museums very innovative. This one is. Full marks to the creators. You will not fail to be impressed by it. Even if you have no interest whatsoever in liners.... I will not detail here all of the things to see, do and...More

Thank traveller2somewhere
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This well conceived museum is like a tour of a transatlantic liner. One can easily imagine the life on one of these grand ships (though I think we'd prefer to do it 1st class)! Most was in French but enough in English to get a...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We only visited this attraction because we had been warned about the queue at the submarine museum. We were very pleasantly surprised. The exhibits, layout and feel of the place were all great and told a very interesting story of the history of the town....More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We bought a combined ticket for 3 museums down in the old port area which is being transformed. The Escal'Atlantic was a great way to find out about the heyday of the liners built in the port during the 20th century - with lovely theatrical...More

1  Thank penny s
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had fun visiting. Very informative and also in English. Shows the development of the liners through the years. A lot of interactive displays. Highly recommended.

Thank Bint-batota
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

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 promenade deck complete with wind effects! There's also a...More

1  Thank A and L H
Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm!

Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 otherwise unusable historical monument, the wartime concrete pens for Submarines (basically,...More

Thank 982jim
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

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 vicinity of his place you...More

1  Thank UsFritter
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