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Location address: France, Pays de la Loire, Saint-Nazaire
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It is believed that the Greek explorer Pytheas past at Saint-Nazaire. Archaeologists believe that Saint-Nazaire is built upon the remnants of Corbilo, described by the Greek navigator Pytheas as the second-largest Gaulish city after Marseille.
Saint-Nazaire is a major harbour, on the right bank of the Loire River. Saint-Nazaire has a long tradition of fishing and shipbuilding.
During World War I, the city became an important unloading port of the allied troops. At the beginning of World War II, Saint-Nazaire like Dunkirk became an evacuation point for the British back to England.
Saint-Nazaire (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.na.zɛʁ]; Breton: Sant-Nazer/Señ Neñseir; Gallo: Saint-Nazère/Saint-Nazaer), is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.