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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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Parcours patrimoine

A little bit of history

Sitting between Saint-Nazaire and Escoublac, Pornichet was a little village of just 400 residents back in the mid-1800s, a place where people made their living from…
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Parcours patrimoine

Pornichet town Panels that tell you all you need to know...

Learn about Pornichet’s heritage at your own pace and in your own way thanks to two trails guiding you through the town’s iconic villas and buildings: one trail in the…
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Airbus

Visit one of the largest aeronautical centers in Europe. (2 hours guided tour through the workshops where the planes are assembled and equipped). Booking…
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Château de Ranrouët

Medieval fortress located in the town of Herbignac. Multitudes of choices are available to discover the castle! Visit at your own pace, treasure hunts, animated…
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Château des Ducs de Bretagne

Located in the heart of the Medieval district of Nantes, discover the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany and its historical museum.  At the forefront of contemporary…
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Randonnées

Circuit CARENE

Circuits for cycling and long-distance hiking through the Brière and Saint Nazaire You will also find various long-distance hiking trails such as the GR34, and the…
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Randonnées

Circuit Les Coteaux d'Ermur

"Les Coteaux d'Ermur Circuit" will lead through the farmland crisscrossed by hedges and trees of Pornichet once filled with grapevines. You will discover several…
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Randonnées

Circuit plage et bocages

This circuit highlights the best of Pornichet: the blue of the sea and the green of the surrounding natural horizons. The diversity of the circuit allows walkers to…
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Croisières découvertes

Between June and September, the 2-hour cruises along the coast of Saint-Nazaire are definitely a must. During the cruise “Saint-Nazaire-sur-Mer” the ship sails along a…
Découverte de la Brière avec Anthony Mahé
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Discovery of La Brière with Anthony Mahé

Anthony MAHE, tour guide, offers you an unmissable outing with friends or family in the Brière swamps. Aboard a flat bottom boat, you will discover the wildlife and…