Growing on our campuses

Campus of Saint-Nazaire

In September 2023, EPF welcomed its first class of students to its fourth campus in Saint-Nazaire. The campus is located in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the port, industrial companies and cultural life.

The has been designed to encourage exchanges between the school's various stakeholders (students, teachers, members of the administration, companies).

EPF Saint-Nazaire, the new western campus

For the first two academic years, the Saint-Nazaire campus will be housed in premises made available by public institutions to enable the construction of the school's own building by September 2025.

Campus EPF Saint Nazaire
Journée POrtes ouvertes à EPF Saint-Nazaire

A campus under construction

The new EPF campus in Saint-Nazaire will be centrally located, at the entrance to the city opposite the submarine base, at the heart of a rapidly changing area. The location was also chosen for the diversity of its environment, as the school will be surrounded by the École des Beaux-Arts and the Théâtre Simone Veil, Saint-Nazaire's national stage.

The new 3,450m² building is designed to be future-proof and environmentally-friendly, using materials such as local wood and bio-sourced concrete. In addition to comfortable, state-of-the-art workspaces, the EPF Saint-Nazaire campus will feature an atrium, a 100m² technology platform and an area dedicated to student life overlooking a garden.


Projection du futur campus EPF de Saint-Nazaire, vue de face
Projection du futur campus EPF de Saint-Nazaire, vue du hall
Projection du futur campus EPF de Saint-Nazaire, vue de côté
2023 projection du futur campus de Saint-Nazaire - espace de coworking
2023 projection du futur campus de Saint-Nazaire - amphithéâtre
2023 projection du futur campus de Saint-Nazaire - salle de cours

An open city

As the capital of the shipbuilding industry, Saint-Nazaire has many assets to attract students. Open to the world, the port city cultivates an industrial, architectural and natural heritage. With a population of 70,000, Saint-Nazaire is a medium-sized city that will surprise you with its pleasant living environment and the many services it offers.

Saint-Nazaire is a historic, welcoming city that attracts over 300,000 visitors a year thanks to the diversity of its tourist attractions. Discover the 1st submarine to sail under the ice pack, a center dedicated to offshore wind power, exceptional industrial sites such as Airbus, and a magnificent, little-known coastline complemented by the Brière nature park.

The town also offers a rich cultural program. Between the VIP, the Théâtre Simone-Veil, the Galerie des Franciscains - adjacent to the current EPF premises - and the many more confidential stages,
Saint-Nazaire has a packed calendar of events. Events take place throughout the year, particularly in summer with Saint-Nazaire Côté Plages and the not-to-be-missed "Les Escales" festival at the end of July.

®Ville de Saint-Nazaire, vue aérienne du centre-ville
®Ville de Saint-Nazaire, vue aérienne de la base sous-marine
®Ville de Saint-Nazaire, vue de la place du commando

Practical information

International students should contact the Office for Global Engagement for administrative assistance on their arrival in France.

Address for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years: 24 avenue Léon Blum, 44600 Saint-Nazaire

Saint-Nazaire is easily accessible by road, rail or air (via Nantes Atlantique airport). On-site mobility is ensured by STRAN buses, which take you throughout the conurbation.

  • By train: daily TGV services to and from Paris, with connections in Nantes to Lille, Strasbourg and Marseille. Numerous TER (regional express train) run daily between Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and Le Croisic.
  • By bus: numerous direct connections from major cities.

En ce moment à Saint-Nazaire