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The EOL Wind Center opened on February 9 in Saint-Nazaire

The EOL Wind Center opened on February 9 in Saint-Nazaire

EOL , the first tourist center in France for the general public, sets up shop in Saint-Nazaire and hopes for a strong wind with 50,000 visitors the first year.An innovative and gusty tourist offer!




A trailblazing territory

Eole, master of the winds and son of Poseidon, could he have deserted his archipelago in Italy for the port of Saint-Nazaire?

He undoubtedly recognized in the Pays de la Loire region a land of choice, a forerunner in terms of renewable energies! Saint-Nazaire will indeed host the first French maritime park by 2020. Aeolian fields soon stretching to the horizon open up the field of possibilities by producing 20% of the electricity of the Loire-Atlantique in the short term! Its wind discovery center gives the keys to understanding the industry and its energy challenges by offering an interactive immersive experience. Cutting-edge technology and the weather's whims together reflect the future of the planet.


Understanding offshore wind power

With the blessing of Poseidon, the marriage between wind and electricity is a sustainable and even renewable union.

You will dive into the great technological and human adventure that is a wind farm. Thrills abound thanks to virtual reality with underwater and panoramic views around the giants of the seas. The experience continues with an interactive device where the visitor can produce wind on special bikes and power a wind turbine. Finally, via video sequences, men and women will talk about their jobs from design to construction, as well as maintenance and security.



Another strong point for Saint-Nazaire which is strengthening its tourist offering. The Eol Center is the latest addition to an already varied set of choices between the Espadon submarine, the Ecomuseum and Escal'Atlantic. With Eol, the energy transition is blown to the forefront in the Port of all trips and the Guérande reef is ready to welcome its high-tech mills!


-The housing solution in Saint-Nazaire


You will have a lot to do with the urban, industrial and seaside tourism of Saint-Nazaire. Fortunately, the Smartappart residential hotel offers you discounted rates starting at two nights.Its furnished and connected apartments will allow you to feel the ocean breeze for short, medium or long-term stays at bargain rates: studio , deluxe studio , Mezzanine studio , One-bedroom apartment

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