The Saint Nazaire - Rosslare service was operated by LD Lines.
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The city of Saint-Nazaire is located in the Loire-Atlantique region of western France. The city lies on the right bank of the Loire River estuary which flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and its port has a long history of shipbuilding and fishing. The city is also located to the south of France's second largest swamp, "la Briere". There are strong links between the town's commercial fortunes and the port as the port is a hub for the exportation of French products. Also important for the town's fortunes is the presence of an Airbus assembly plant where aircraft fuselage sections are fitted out. The city is actually a very green city with a good selection of open spaces and parks, and almost 2,500 acres of agricultural land. There are also some lovely beaches located around the city and for those visitors interested in wildlife, a walk along the old custom officer's path to Les Jaunais is a must as it is lined with Mediterranean plants.
Ferry services operating from the port depart to Gijon with a crossing time of around 15 hours.
The town of Rosslare is located in County Wexford in Ireland and for over one hundred years it has been a popular resort with tourists. Rosslare Strand, to give the town its full name and is used to separate it from nearby Rosslare Harbour, is proud to be able to boast that it is one of Ireland's sunniest locations with records that shows the town receives on average 300 hours more sunshine each year than the rest of Ireland. The town's long sandy stretch of beach has been awarded Blue Flag status and therefore is popular with swimmers and families. there are also some good golf courses close to the town.
Facilities at the town's port includes a restaurant, a waterfront bar, a waiting area, children's play area, shops, car hire, baby changing, bureau de change and a Department of Agriculture office. Ferry services from Rosslare depart to Pembroke (4 hours), Fishguard (3 hours and 30 minutes), and to Cherbourg and Roscoff in France.