Saint-Nazaire (Nantes) Ferries
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Saint-Nazaire is the port for the French city of Nantes - the 6th largest city in France. Currently you can book ferries from Gijon in Northern Spain and Rosslare in Ireland to Saint-Nazaire. These connections mean this port is often used by those travelling to Spain via a "land-bridge" where the start point is either the UK or Ireland. Saint-Nazaire is close to other French ports by road such as Roscoff (approx. 3 hours) and St Malo (approx. 2hrs 20 minutes).
Ferries to and from St Nazaire
LD Lines vessels offer the highest levels of comfort combined with speed along with a wide range of facilities. These include bars, restaurants and shopping. You can also choose luxury reclining seats or enjoy the comfort and peace of a crossing in your own cabin.
Saint-Nazaire port facilities
The Nantes / Saint-Nazaire port is more than 3000 years old and is the 4th busiest behind Marseille (95,5 Mt), Le havre (69 Mt), Dunkerque (50 Mt). The port is a modern port allowing tourist traffic and freight excellent facilities and comfort. You will find all the facilities that you would expect of such a large port including a reception, information booth, telephone booths and toilets.
Getting to Saint-Nazaire port
- The port is 5 minutes from the Estuaires motorway.
- 5 minutes from 2LE (Loire Logistic Estuaire multimodal plateform).
- The Nantes motorway "direction Paris" also is easily accessible.
Nantes, the capital of the north-western French region of Pays de la Loire, is the 6th largest city in France and well worth a visit if you have a stop-over while travelling from Ireland or the UK onwards to Spain. Nantes has strong historical connections with the adjoining region of Brittany, and is the historical capital of the region (though not its official capital since the days of Napoleon).
The historic city of Nantes grew rich because of with Africa and the West Indies. The city is also famous for being the home of the science fiction writer Jules Verne. Today it is a lively and cosmopolitan hub that still manages to retain a distinctive beauty and charm due to it's castles, old buildings and location on the Loire river which begins to reach its widest point as it enters the city.
For more information about the city of Nantes, we recommend that you take a look at the website of the Nantes tourist board.
Saint-Nazaire (Nantes) Map
Gare Maritime, zone portuaire, Rue des Evens, 44550 Montoir de Bretagne, France