Monday July 8th, 2013

Rest day 1Saint-Nazaire

Tourist attractions


The Loire Atlantique has water at its heart : the Loire runs though it, the Atlantic borders it and estuary links the river with the ocean... Here, time has fashioned a mosaic of landscapes and cultures:  the effervescent Nantes, Guérande and its saltmarshes, Clisson and its Italian architecture, La Baule, Pornichet, Le Pouliguen and Pornic, popular beach resorts.  Le Croisic and Piriac-sur-mer… classed as small towns of character, Saint-Nazaire, a metamorphosed town, resolutely turned towards the sea… the great maritime Port of Nantes in Saint Nazaire is the fourth largest in France.  It is also here that over the decades the giants of sea and air have been built but the town has also diversified its know-how into marine renewable energies.  A conglomeration of 115,000 inhabitants, you can also visit Escal'Atlantic, the Ocean Liner Museum or take part in the Festival Les Escales, dedicated to world music.  Saint-Nazaire is also the start and finish point for the Atlantic Black-Sea Eurovelo 6, the cycling route that leads to Constanta in Romania, after 3,500km across Europe.

Web sites

The medieval castle of Nantes - © ADRT 44 / C. MENES The Croisic and its wild coast © ADRT 44 / C. MENES Guérande and its saltmarshes - © ADRT 44 / C. MENES Saint-Nazaire, industrial town, resolutely turned towards the sea - © ADRT 44 / C. MENES Clisson and its Italian architecture - © ADRT 44 / C. MENES
69,000 inhabitants
Sub-prefecture of Loire Atlantique (44)

Department (44) of the Pays de Loire Region
1,267,000 inhabitants
Prefecture: Nantes

Jersey wearers after the stage 21

Classifications after the stage 21


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