A concert in the VIP hall.
Open air show in the harbour.

Cultural life

Cultural life in Saint-Nazaire has considerably developed over the last 10 years or so. All year long, i.e. mainly from September to June, the cultural season in France, you can choose between theatre, dance, music, exhibitions… from classical to contemporary repertoire. Find out more on the following websites:

In the height of summer Les Escales, a renowned music festival, sets fire to the harbour site! Dozens of concerts, street shows, exhibitions, a huge choice of theme bars and restaurants… one of the cultural highlights of Saint-Nazaire. Renowned artists and groups come to Saint-Nazaire, and each year the festival has a geographical focus which will be South Africa this year. Save the date: the festival will take place from July 29 to 31, 2016.

Other events include “La Grande Marée”, or “High Tide”, in early June: a huge picnic on the beach, open air shows etc. Bastille Day is celebrated on the eve of the Fourteenth of July, with music and traditional fireworks display. And watch out for free concerts –from folk to jazz and chanson- in cafés and bars all over town… Come and party with us!

"Grande Marée": everybody picnics on the beach.