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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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Pornichet plage de Bonne Source
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The Bonne Source Beach

An active beach   The Bonne Source Beach is a paradise for the French activity of shellfish gathering, when people come along at low tide to hunt for winkles, mussels…
Pornichet plage de Sainte-Marguerite
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Sainte-Marguerite Beach

An understated beach   Sainte-Marguerite is the smallest of the three beaches in Pornichet. It’s the perfect place for immersing yourself into the Pornichet of…
Pornichet la plage des Libraires
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Libraires Beach

A dynamic beach   A short stroll from the town centre is the Plage des Libraires -meaning the Booksellers’ Beach! Its name comes from the booksellers and publishers…
Maison du Patrimoine à Pornichet
à Pornichet

La Maison du Patrimoine

La Maison du Patrimoine, the hidden gem A journey through time to discover Pornichet. Exhibitions of models, old postcards, old tools and old objects... telling the…
Salle d'exposition Pornichet
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Salle d'exposition de Pornichet

Exhibition room. Temporary or permanent exhibitions are regularly offered by the city of Pornichet