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SAINT-NAZAIRE

COME FOR A GREET WITH A LOCAL

SAINT-NAZAIRE

COME FOR A GREET WITH A LOCAL

   

Discover Saint-Nazaire with one of its residents

   
Visiting Saint-Nazaire means a journey into the unexpected, exploring a town with a thousand different shades to its personality: urban and seaside, industrial and natural, historic and innovative, XXL and intimate… Visiting Saint-Nazaire is living experiences that can’t be lived anywhere else. From tiny creeks to our vast submarine base and the silence of the Brière marshland – come to Saint-Nazaire and you’ll really feel you’ve travelled. Chose a theme and take a stroll with one of our passionate greeters!
   

The liner Harmony of the Seas ©Martin Launay

La Brière: thatch in the fall ©Andrea Klose

Sunset over the lighthouse of Villès-Martin ©Andrea Klose

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Art and culture in the city

Art and culture in the city

Art is in the spotlight in Saint-Nazaire! Among murals painted by internationally renowned artists, contemporary sculptures and reputed exhibition places such as the Grand Café or the LiFE, there is something for everyone.

The Brière

La Brière

At the gates of Saint-Nazaire, the Brière, France’s second largest marshland, can be discovered at a leisurely pace: on foot, by bike, by boat or with a carriage, through the villages of thatched cottages and along the canals

Historical Saint-Nazaire

Historical Saint Nazaire

The history of Saint-Nazaire is of unsuspected richness: a city built twice in a century, starting point for transatlantic lines before being very badly affected by the Second World War, 19th century villas alongside modern buildings and even thousand-years old megaliths!

Beaches and seaside

Beaches and seaside

The coastline of Saint-Nazaire is absolutely gorgeous: beaches and coves, cliffs and lookouts, a sensational coastal path and a stunning promenade along the seafront, directly next to the city center. Discover a jealously preserved environment!

Parks and gardens

Parks and gardens

Saint-Nazaire, a green city: this goes against many prejudices! However, more than a third of Saint-Nazaire's urban surface area is "green", with public parks, countless gardens of pavilions and residences, and about a thousand hectares of agricultural and wetlands on the edge of the Brière marsh.

Choose for me...

If you’re uncertain, we can also decide for you! Depending on the date of your choice, the language you’re speaking, your centers of interest and the comments you will write on the registration form, we can make you a suggestion of different strolls.

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Urban strolls

Urban strolls

Follow our greeters along the pedestrian streets of Saint-Nazaire to discover its architecture typical from the 50’s from a different angle. Explore the shops where local and artisanal products have the place of honour. Fill your basket in one of the city’s markets…

Industrial Saint-Nazaire

Industrial Saint-Nazaire

Our greeters will tell you how shipbuilding has deeply marked the history of Saint-Nazaire – some of them are even ancient employees of the shipyard! With them, observe from a distance the construction of the liners. For information, entry to the shipyard site is only possible as part of a guided tour.

Port discoveries

Port discoveries

The harbour, Saint-Nazaire’s “raison d’être” is the privileged witness of its history! Transatlantic installations, German submarine base… This walk will help you understanding the history of the city, and why it has always been opened to the ocean.

Hiking

Hiking

Saint-Nazaire and its agglomeration offer a perfect playground for hiking lovers: from the coastal path to the Brière, from the ponds to the harbour, from the 19th century villas to the countryside, discover the city's varied atmosphere via its countless paths.

The Greeters of Saint-Nazaire are happy to welcome visitors, as they would welcome friends. They volunteer during their free time to share their passion during a walk and a friendly meeting. They are passionate about Saint-Nazaire and the Brière, that they will introduce to you from an inhabitant’s perspective. True ambassadors of the territory, they can also share their favorite places or even their good tips!

So, are you ready to be bowled over?”

What do our visitors say after a Greet in Saint-Nazaire?

Juillet 2019
Anne Claude a été une guide très agréable et malgré qu’elle habite depuis seulement 2 ans sur St Nazaire, elle connait bien la ville, son histoire, ses rues, ses cafés . Superbe rencontre. Merci.

Marie LP.

France (44)

Août 2019
Belle rencontre avec Gérard, un greeter très investi et passionné par sa ville et alentours. Une première approche-découverte de la Brière très agréable, Gérard avait prévu des jumelles afin qu’on puisse observer la faune et mis à disposition des brochures afin qu’on approfondisse nos connaissances de la flore. A vivre sans hésitation !

Chrystelle T.

France (17)

Août 2019
Ce fut une balade très intéressante avec Pascal, ponctuée d’histoires véridiques et personnelles. Ca nous a donné envie d’en apprendre plus sur l’histoire de Saint-Nazaire et surtout nous a fait voir la ville d’une autre perspective. Un grand merci pour cette offre!

Caroline B.

France (44)

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