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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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Escal' Atlantic 1
à Saint-Nazaire


Let yourself be transported back in time thanks to interactive devices and games and learn more about the history of the transatlantic liners.
à Nantes

Estuaire Nantes <> Saint-Nazaire

An open-air museum along the Loire river. Estuaire NantesSaint-Nazaire is an artistic trail made up of 30 works of arts to be discovered all year round in Nantes,…
L'Arche Brièronne
en Brière

L'Arche Briéronne

At the Arche Briéronne, located at Port de Bréca, Sylvie Moreno welcomes you for a 45-minute barge ride with commentary in the heart of the Briéron swamps.  A 45…
à Saint-Nazaire

Ecomusée de Saint-Nazaire

Is a museum about the history, industrial, and maritime heritage of Saint-Nazaire and surrounding areas. Come and learn more about this city that has been …
La Faune Briéronne
en Brière

La Faune Briéronne

From the harbour of Bréca, Nicolas Legal invites you to discover the Brière swamp in a traditional boat. Discover the typical thatched-roof village of Bréca, the…
en Presqu'île Guérandaise

La Maison des Paludiers

From April until September A unique visit to the Guérande peninsula.  Explore the salt marshes with a tour guide and attend the harvest of coarse salt or fleur de…
Pornichet plage de Bonne Source
à Pornichet

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
à Pornichet

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
à Pornichet

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…
Parcs à thème

Le Futuroscope

Absorb the fantastic, fun and fairy-tale Futuroscope atmosphere.  Absorb the fantastic, fun and fairy-tale Futuroscope atmosphere with over 25 original experiences…