Art and Architecture

The town hall, inaugurated in 1962

20th Century Heritage

In 1999, the French ministry of Culture created the label “20th Century Heritage” in order to identify that century’s most remarkable examples of architecture and town-planning. Several buildings in Saint-Nazaire have received this label, among them the town hall, the sports hall nicknamed the “Flying Sauver” but also the submarine pens and the huge Normandie dock in the harbour. They have been singled out because of their value as witnesses to economical, technical, social and cultural change in our society.