Days Out: Loire-Atlantique (44)

International Ocean Liner Centre and Submarine Espadon at EscalAtlantic in Saint-Nazaire (44). Also The Shipyard and The Airbus Factory - reservations obligatory.
Ancenis Karting
Located in Ancenis (44) you can drive go-karts on an external circuit. Exclusive use by appointment available for groups and companies.
Parc Zoologique
Discover animals from the five continents. The zoo is at La Chataigneraie in La Boissiere du Dore (44) and is closed in December and January. Visit the website for times and tarifs.
Le Jardin des Hesperides
Botanical garden of edible fruits in La Chapelle sur Erdre (44). Divided into 8 different themes: Loire-Atlantique, world, wild fruits, new fruits, Neolithic era, Mediterranean, botanists fruits and strawberries.
Planete Sauvage
Wildlife Entertainment Park with an African Village, Safari trails (drive through in your car) and a Marine City with shows. Themed restaurant. In Port Saint-Pere (44).
Ocearium de Croisic
Aquatic exhibitions and visits of different species. Avenue de Saint-Goustan, Le Croisic (44). See website for exact opening times as they vary depending on time of year.
Château de Clisson
A multi-facetted monument. Its stones survived the passing of time (from the 11th to the 19th century) and today, they tell many stories of very colourful characters. Various events organized between April and September.
Cruise on the Loire River
Cruise on the Loire River on a Dutch sail boat. This canal boat can accommodate 12 people and is harboured in Ancenis (44).
Nantes Planetarium
Planetarium equipped with the latest digital technology allowing you to travel through the solar system in 3D. Closed Saturday and no admission for children under 5. 8 rue des Acadiens, Nantes (44).