Sous-Marin l'Espadon, Saint-Nazaire

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A prime example of French naval innovation, Sous-Marin l'Espadon started as a target for torpedo practice, but ended up impressing the naval community by successfully making a journey under ice in the Norwegian Sea at far as 70 degrees north. Docked as a museum ship since 1987, she can be seen in all her glory resting at port. Peruse the complexity of the control room and admire the ingenious design that allowed this vessel to conquer the cold and ice under the sea’s immense pressure. Make Sous-Marin l'Espadon a centerpiece of your Saint-Nazaire vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Saint-Nazaire trip planner.
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  • A delightful immersion in a real explorer submarine. With an audio guide you are really immersed in the heart of its history. No problem for those who are afraid of confined spaces because the... 
    A delightful immersion in a real explorer submarine. With an audio guide you are really immersed in the heart of its history. No problem for those who are afraid of confined spaces because the...  more »
  • A must visit, great place. Concert in this place was amazing, people were amazing, sound really good. 
    A must visit, great place. Concert in this place was amazing, people were amazing, sound really good.  more »
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  • Good opportunity to visit a submarine on a wwii historical place.
  • A worthy visit if you are in the area. French post-war submarine allocated in a German U-Boot bunker from WWII. You can enter inside and visit some of the compartments. To highlight the torpedo hall. Yo can visit also the fortified U-Boot bunker itself and up to the roof you have a great look of the bigger bunker in front with all the pens entrance.

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