Submarine l'Espadon, Saint-Nazaire

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A prime example of French naval innovation, Submarine 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 Submarine 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 must visit, great place. Concert in this place was amazing, people were amazing, sound really good.  more »
  • Interesting way to spend an hour or so on a wet day. Audio tour good, and our 4yo keeps asking us lots of q about the sub days after we went. Housed in a u boat pen made the whole thing v nostalgic  more »
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