Dependent on Ollioules, the town of Saint-Nazaire owes its development to its port and the agriculture of its hinterland.

From 1561, representatives of the families established in Saint Nazaire sat on the council of Ollioules. On 10 July 1688 the king granted the separation from Ollioules and this act founded the commune of Saint-Nazaire which became Sanary.
At first the meeting place to deal with the affairs of the town is the chapel of the White Penitents, then necessity leads the consuls to rent a house on the port in 1690, to one of the councillors: Charles Bernard. This is the part that makes the corner with the rue Félix-Pigeaud, then rue de Vintimille, named after the lord of Ollioules and Saint-Nazaire.
There is no door on the port side, it was opened after the purchase of the house in 1714. In 1814 it was renovated and refurbished, for a municipal administration that was growing in importance. In 1858 a second house was bought next to it, which created a new facade. In 1890 the new part of the house was given a pediment designed by Paul Page, the architect of Michel Pacha, the mayor at the time.
After 1858, in addition to the municipal services, the Town Hall also housed a school class, a prison and a police station. In 1977 the municipality refurbished the common house, which consisted then of three houses. Not very practical, it was transformed again in the 1980s into a modern and functional town hall, illuminated at its centre by a skylight and widely open to citizens and visitors.

Pets allowed : yes

  • In centre of town
  • Town location
Opening dates
All year round
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm. On Friday between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Comfort & equipment


  • Car park
  • Pay car park


  • Pets welcome