Our footsteps guided by the beams from the lighthouses

  • The light of the light houses in Pornichet
  • The light of the light houses in Pornichet - nautical chart
  • The light of the light houses in Pornichet - sunset
  • The light of the light houses in Pornichet
It’s the end of an action packed day in La Bretagne Plein Sud: the morning spent discovering the marshlands of La Brière, followed by a bike ride along ‘la côte sauvage’ and to finish off a stroll down the famous avenue De Gaulle in La Baule.
Ah, there’s nothing quite like a good dinner on the port at Pornichet to go back over the pleasant moments which have punctuated our day.
21h already!  Shall we go back?  Totally out of the question!  Even after sunset there are still more special things to do for us here in Bretagne Plein Sud. We’ve booked ourselves on an unusual guided tour ‘Phares en lumière’ (A zoom on lighthouses).  Our guide is called Eléonore from the tour agency Guidae.


The sun disappears below the horizon.  Little by little light gives way to the darkness…off we go for a walk lasting 1h30 along the coastal path.  Before us the sea stretches out like a velvet blanket lit up every now and then by the beam of light of the lighthouses or by the night lights of the large ships waiting patiently to enter the harbour at Saint-Nazaire. Until now we had never paid particular attention to it this permanent procession of vessels as they sail majestically before our eyes.
 
We all pay careful attention to the commentary from our guide who explains the history of the coastal path and the origins of lighthouses.. She points out to us with the help of his chart how the boats gain access to the port of Saint-Nazaire :  not so easy this navigation business…especially when you have to watch out for the currents, the buoys…luckily the pilot boats are on hand to make entering the port a lot easier !    

It’s already 22h30, we’ve not seen the time fly by thanks to this unique walk enriching for the body and the mind !  We return to our starting point having taken in the bracing sea air.  Fortunately we thought to take our jumpers with us.  The evenings can sometimes be a bit nippy…
FaresDates Min Max
Single price (from 6 years old)9.00€
To note:
  • limited number of places
  • compulsory reservation
Contact
Office de tourisme de Pornichet