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EOL, the first visitor centre in France about offshore wind energy, will open in Saint-Nazaire in 2019

Opening in February 2019, EOL (named after Aeolus, king 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 will find EOL in the fortified lock in the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, under the same roof as the submarine Espadon. It is due to open in early February, 2019. It will be a self-guided tour of 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.