Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Trignac and its surroundings
Situated on the western flank of the French hexagon, Saint-Nazaire has a unique history and offers many outdoor spaces and activities for your stay. Known as the “City of Twenty Beaches, ” Saint-Nazaire has a scenic and varied coastline that offers something for water-lovers of all kinds, including disabled-accessible, family and sport beaches. The Villès-Martin beach is a favourite of sun-bathers and the Saint-Marc beach was made famous by a 1953 Jacques Tati film. Not far from Porcé beach, Les Jardins d'Oceanis is a great place to spend the afternoon. The gardens cover an area of 35 acres, juxtaposing Mediterranean vegetation with more local plant life. The Mediterranean section of the gardens includes bamboo, Cyprus and palm trees, as well as lavender and Eucalyptus plants. The other half of the garden is situated in the Porcé Woods, filled with oak, poplar and ash trees, as well as holly and wild iris plants. To learn more about Saint-Nazaire's history, visit the Eco-Museum, located near the harbour. Its collections and archives document Saint-Nazaire's maritime and industrial past, with decorations and furniture from ocean liners, shipyard photos and hundreds of maps. Nearby, the Espadon (‘Swordfish') Submarine offers a taste of what life is like in an underwater vessel. By staying at the Campanile Saint Nazaire- Trignac you will have all of these activities right on your doorstep.