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Escal'Atlantic

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

To call this a museum is misleading. It is an ocean liner experience which is done so very well you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
metroace
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great interactive experience!

We came off the cruise ship Discovery on a Sunday the 14th of May. It was a gloomy day threatening... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
HoneyBee023
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Ayr, 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 good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cruise ship” (8 reviews)
“ocean liner” (5 reviews)
“cocktail bar” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Boulevard de la Legion d'Honneur, 44600, Saint-Nazaire, France
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+33 2 28 54 06 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To call this a museum is misleading. It is an ocean liner experience which is done so very well you could imagine you are actually at sea. As you progress around you pass through all the areas to be found on board from first class...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came off the cruise ship Discovery on a Sunday the 14th of May. It was a gloomy day threatening rain and if I hadn’t found reviews for this great museum we wouldn’t have come off the ship! Because we came from Discovery there was...More

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Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, happy to know that you enjoyed your visit at our "Ocean Liner Experience"! Saint-Nazaire is indeed the city of big ships, yesterday transatlantic liners, today elegant cruise ships. We have a great tradition of building these incredible ships, and Escal'Atlantic is another way of...More

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Reviewed November 15, 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 November 7, 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

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Reviewed September 14, 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

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Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your enthusiasm about our museum, or shall we say "ocean liner experience". It's wonderful to read a review like yours! As to closing hours: during high season we stay open from 10 am to 7 pm without interruption (yes, in...More

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Reviewed August 21, 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

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Reviewed August 16, 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

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Reviewed August 3, 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

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Reviewed July 13, 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.

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Reviewed June 6, 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
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Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm!

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