The harbour basin with two impressive tug boats.

Quay notes

Saint-Nazaire has always enjoyed a strategic position on the Loire estuary and the Atlantic Ocean. Thus it first became an advanced port for Nantes and then, as from 1862 onwards, a transatlantic harbour in its own right. This harbour walk, which lasts about an hour, will show you what remains of that past and make you understand how much the sea and the harbour have left their mark on Saint-Nazaire.