What to do, what to see

Walks & Heritage in Pornichet

Pornichet, a resort that’s bursting with charm!

To one side, there’s the town centre with its colourful seaside villas once home to illustrious families; to the other side, there’s the lush green countryside with miles of footpaths and cycle trails; then tracing the line of the ocean, there’s the coastal path for an invigorating walk, and near Saint-Nazaire, the little neighbourhood of Sainte-Marguerite, where time seems to have stood still….

There are so many things to discover in Pornichet!

On top of that, Pornichet is just 45 minutes from the city of Nantes, at the heart of a region offering a wealth of historic, natural and urban heritage.

Nestled within these sumptuous landscapes, with industrial touches, beaches of fine sand, and medieval heritage, ours is an ideal spot from which to explore the region.

Make the most of your time in Pornichet to visit the surrounding area, including the Natural Regional Park of Brière, the canals and thatched cottages, Saint-Nazaire – home to industrial engineering and vast transatlantic liners – the salt marshes and medieval streets of Guérande, Nantes, with its rich cultural programme and impressive heritage (such as the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, the oversized mechanical animals of Les Machines de l'Ile and the Giant Eléphant), the wild coastline, picturesque villages and cliffs of south Brittany, Croisic Peninsula and its Océarium - in other words, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Pornichet!

Find it all here…

And if you’re finding it difficult to decide where to start, pop in to the Tourist Office and we’ll give you some inspiration that’s #pornichouette!


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Beach & Woodland Circuit

This circuit showcases the best of Pornichet: the blue of the sea and the green of the surrounding natural horizons. The diversity of the circuit enables walkers to…
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Belles échappées

Walk and Hike in Guérande's Presqu'île.
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Circuit CARENE

Cycling tour through la Brière
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Loire à vélo

Discover on a bike trip the biggest river of France.

Sentiers de randonnée de Pornichet

2 hiking trails also accessible to bike and horses.
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The Coastal Path Circuit

Picture a series of creeks, cliffs, fine sandy beaches and unspoilt natural landscapes - that’s what’s in store for you on the coastal circuit In days gone by, Customs…

The Ermur Hills Circuit

The Ermur Hills Circuit leads through Pornichet’s woodland, which was once filled with grapevines. You’ll discover a number of hamlets connected by sunken paths. This…