Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port Partners the "Right on the Loire", "Bike Festival" and "Record SNSM" Events

50 ans du port Débord de LoireTo mark the fiftieth anniversary of the union of the Ports on the Loire Estuary, Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port is joining in the big festive events to be held in June − the Right on the Loire Event, the Bike Festival and the Record SNSM Yacht Race – by proposing several event-based activities.

50 years ago, the Ports on the upriver and downriver sections of the Loire Estuary, formerly competitors, joined forces: it was pursuant to the Act of Parliament dated 29th June 1965, which came into force on 1st April 1966 by Government Decree dated 25th March 1966, that the Port of Nantes − Saint Nazaire was established, going on to develop its role as an interface between land and sea, serving an entire community. Today, Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port has established a new road map looking towards 2020 and is aiming to become a benchmark port in France for energy transition and ecological transition. This is the subject of the "Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port Shapes the Future" Exhibition, which will be held from 4th to 10th June at Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port’s Headquarters, Quai Ernest Renaud, in Nantes.

The Port Authority is thereby opening its doors to the general public, who will be able to find out more about the major stages in the development of the Port of Nantes − Saint Nazaire, its specialisms, its projects and its actions to protect natural spaces. The Port Authority building will also be showcasing a work by visual artist Jean Bonichon, made from old mooring ropes that were once used to receive vessels on the Loire Estuary.

At the same time, on Sunday, 5th June the route of the Bike Festival will be taking in the port area. According to the sites visited, Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port is proposing several different themes: the industrial and port-related activities in Nantes, the management of natural spaces and the Port’s hydrography and maintenance specialisms.
Finally, from 17th to 21st June, the "Nantes − Saint Nazaire Port Shapes the Future" Exhibition is taking up residence in the heart of the Record SNSM Village in Saint Nazaire.

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