A city centre location. Some spacious rooms. A friendly team. Laurent Dupont and his team are delighted to welcome you to their hotel.
“Giving you the best possible welcome and making you feel at home during your stay.”
Once over the threshold of the Hôtel de l’Europe, you can’t miss this huge sky blue heart. “The heart of Saint-Nazaire,” explains Laurent, “was drawn by an artist in tribute to the city and its many attributes.” The owner of this three-star establishment with 34 modern rooms loves to tell guests about these attributes. Built in 1956, the Hôtel de l’Europe is a perfect example of post-World War II reconstruction in the city. There’s little between 20th century and contemporary history. “We remained open during the Covid-19 lockdown and put up homeless people,” explains the hotelier whose vocation to welcome and share arose at the age of 15. “This was an incredible adventure at an unusual time and I decided to anchor it into the very walls with a fresco painted by the homeless and signed by them, the employees and guests.”
The Hôtel de l’Europe has 34 rooms over three floors. From 12 to 25 m2, they welcome you to a world that is warm and simple, comfortable and pleasant, modern and understated. For new technology and screen addicts, all the rooms have recently been kitted out with smart TVs which can display smartphone content.
The Hôtel de l’Europe’s invigorating buffet breakfast is served on the ground floor in a joyful, contemporary setting. Choose from sweet and savoury options with crêpes and home-made jams and various organic products. “We also have a little unpretentious bar corner perfect for pre-dinner drinks.” When it comes to dining, be sure to ask Laurent and his team who will advise you on great nearby spots.
Its city centre location near Saint-Nazaire’s tourist attractions makes the Hôtel de L’Europe a popular stopover, whether you’re passing through Loire-Atlantique for business or pleasure.
Rebuilt after 1945, the Breton city thrives at its harbour on the Loire estuary, facing the Atlantic. It’s there that the sea giants are built – the extraordinary liners the city is known for. To grasp the extent of the harbour, head to the panoramic terrace on the roof of the Espadon ship-museum. And to touch on the history of shipyards, do a tour of the Escal’Atlantique in the former submarine base where 3,700 m2 are devoted to the legendary transatlantic ship era. Devised like a voyage, the tour has a surprise in store at the end.
For nature lovers, Brière National Park; for walkers, the Chemin des Douaniers footpath and its varied landscapes (it links Saint-Nazaire to Pornichet); for beach addicts: La Baule, Pornichet, Saint-Marc-sur-Mer and Le Croisic; for islanders at heart: Noirmoutier, Belle-Île, Yeu; for the inquisitive: the Guérande peninsula with its medieval city and salt water marshes.