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“cruise ship”(9 reviews)
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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...more
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Boulevard de la Legion d'Honneur, 44600, Saint-Nazaire, France
+33 2 28 54 06 40
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent value for money. Staff couldn't be more accommodating for us with a child with a broken leg. Lots of facts and things to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catherine k
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Amazing reconstruction of an ocean liner - at some points it was easy to forget that you were actually inside a submarine base! Without wishing to give out spoilers - the way you leave the attraction is possibly one of the highlights! With a brand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzy F
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Lame lame lame! A few pieces of furniture and wall murals from the defunct ocean liner. Maybe if you've never been on a cruise ship you would feign some interest. I went because of the encouraging things said on TripAdvisor. I am now convinced that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cullmancutie
Reviewed June 12, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank metroace
Reviewed May 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank HoneyBee023
Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank traveller123456277
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ventdusud2
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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank traveller2somewhere
Direction-SNTP, Responsable relations publiques at Escal'Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Feenixwest
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kevin D
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