EOL, the first visitor centre in France about offshore wind energy, has opened in Saint-Nazaire
EOL, named after Aeolus, kig of the winds in Greek mythology, is the first visitor centre in France about offshore wind energy, an industrial sector where Saint-Nazaire has a major role to play.
Interactive and hands-on devices make for a very lively experience, designed for children and adults alike. Discover all you need to know about the technological, economic and environmental aspects of wind turbines and offshore wind farms.
You find EOL in the fortified lock in the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, under the same roof as the submarine Espadon. It has been open since 9 February, 2019. The opening times are the same as for the submarine. The self-guided toulasts approx. 45 minutes ; admission 6 € (full price), 3 € children aged 4 to 17.
Did you know…
… that Saint-Nazaire and the Western Loire Region are pioneers in the development of offshore wind energy ? This is where huge elements for wind turbines are being built, and this is where France’s first offshore wind farm will produce electricity, as from 2022.