City between land and sea
hotel Resid’Escales with its contemporary elegant modern design, its ideal location a stone’s throw from the naval shipyards, the submarine base, Airbus, the Oceanis shopping mall and the business centre of Saint-Nazaire, our staff and facilities on are on hand to offer the traditionally warm welcome of the estuary’s local people.
A town of both the estuary and the coastline, this erstwhile transatlantic port, back in the days when the focus was on central America, Saint-Nazaire remains to this day inextricably linked to its naval.
A role which it continues to play to this very day with its partnership with Nantes to form the entity known as Port Atlantique.
Devastated by events in its history between 1940 and 1942, Saint-Nazaire and its people have picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and succeeded in enhancing their maritime heritage by restoring their submarine base which today is a touristic and cultural must when visiting the area. Be it the past, the present and/or the future Saint-Nazaire provides many a golden opportunity to those eager to discover the area by taking a walk ‘off the beaten track’ :
Marvel at the famous orientation table at ‘le Vieux Môle’ based on the stories of the adventurous Tintin¸ take in the view across the outer-harbour with its tugboats, square framed fishing nets and its ‘pincer crab-claw shaped’ jetties and the charming area made famous by the unique M. Hulot spending his holidays here, Saint-Marc-sur-Mer.